We have our house up for sale at the moment, and we have two areas to the garden. One bit with decking and artificial grass and a big shed which are all staying, but another bits for the kids with a playhouse and rubber mats. The mats were very expensive about 700ish, (including sand and timber to frame and level it). They literally just sit on the ground, not fixed in. They keep a nice level safe area for our young kids to play and I want to take them with us as we have only had them for a year. There were stones there before and we would put the stones back. Is this reasonable? The particulars just say that all floor coverings and garden shed included in the sale, but does this include my mats?
The extras say that fixtures, fittings, integrated appliances and floor coverings are included. We would put new stones down like it was before we put the mats down so it would look nice. We are taking the kids playhouse as that was only bought last summer as well. The shed cost £900 only two years old but we will leave that:-( too much hassle to take it.
I think it would be polite to let the buyers know that you are taking them. Even though it is possible to remove them, they sound like a pretty permanent feature of the garden, and I'd probably be expecting them to stay. It would be a shame for them to arrive at their new home, and be disappointed.
I'd say it was a ground cover, not a floor cover. I would tell them that you're taking it in the property information form (ours had a garden section - sellers said they were leaving the table and chairs, which was a nice surprise... until they didn't).
To be honest, as long as you fill in the form correctly then there's no real comeback. Our sellers were crackers. They ticked that rooms that had no curtains had curtain poles, but ticked that others didn't have shelves when they did. Really, we didn't care either way if they took things, so long as they were accurate with what they did and didn't specify.