Does the propane left in the tank belong to us or the sellers?
since you have already closed on the house the buyers are now responsible for the gas in the tank. it should have been taken care of at the closing anyway. it should have been credited in your HUD and the sellers should have already been credited it. if they haven't then someone screwed up up and you made out all right.
by chris l - 2 hours ago
It's yours. You bought the house as is, which means everything that's in it. Look at your contract, but I doubt it's mentioned there. I can't believe the seller is asking for the propane left in the tank. What a jerk !!
by Cool Cat - 2 hours ago
It belongs to you because you own the house and everything in it. You need to contact the gas company yourself and explain that the closing was 2 weeks ago and that they have no claims for refund.
by yourdayscoming - 2 hours ago
Well yes, sort of, just like the content of the refrigerator. But if the seller is such a chicken ****, why don't you asked them to come pick up the water in the water heater as well as the pool or you will charge them money for storage or disposal?
by robert S - 2 hours ago
It should have been addressed in your contract. See if it said anything about the pro ration of fuel.
by Karen R - 2 hours ago
That should have been taken care of at the closing as an adjustment item with you paying the seller for the value of the propane in the tank, but if you think that you will not have to pay the gas company for it ... you are mistaken. It is not yours.
by BoomChikkaBoom - 2 hours ago
this would be the same if you could do it as selling a checking account; you sell the checking account and the money in it if any. Usually the amount of butane in the bottle is prorated at closing once the butane company ascertains the amount left in the tank and you provide the last paid bill to the closing office who then credits the seller for the value and debits the buyer for the cost. This should be mentioned in the part of the offer agreement that stipulates what costs will be prorated, ie; taxes, insurance, water use, butane gas, association dues,etc. Buena Suerte
by newmexicorealestateforms - 2 hours ago
This should have been settled prior to the sale of the property. Your bad. If you don't pay the propane company, they will report you to the credit bureaus and ruin your credit. That will be more of a hassle than you know. Chalk it up as a lesson learned.
by Hank - 2 hours ago
more of a legal question but first thought is the propane is YOURS! What the seller probably got was a credit for what was not used (they probably had a contract on it) and left you with the difference. That is my first thought but legal "eggplants" can advise you better on this.
by zyberianwarrior - 2 hours ago
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