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Is there a limit on time for removing items not included in sale?

Recently bought a home in which the sale agreement stipulated that the washer and dryer were not included in the sale.  The sale agreement also states that any personal property or items remaining on the property and may be retained or disposed of as buyer determines.  It's been well over 30 days and they have not come to get their washer.  They first asked us when we bought new ones to let them know so they could get the people who delivered them to load them up. I informed them that this wasn't going to happen anytime soon cause we had just spent all the money on the house.  Then they called a few weeks later to ask if we just wanted to buy them.  We asked them for a price and they didn't know and said they'd get back to us.  Still haven't been in touch about a price or anything else.  Since they haven't removed their property not included in sale does it become ours?  
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In Washington State, the seller has until 9PM of the closing date to remove any personal items (unless otherwise specified in the contract). After that time, anything left on or in the property become the property of the buyers to do with as they please. As a kind gesture, you might give them a call and tell them that if they want their appliances, then they have until XXX time and day to come get them and that after that day, you will dispose of them as you see fit (or keep them).
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October 21 2013
It doesn't matter if you were their tenants before.  You now legally own the home and everything inside. Follow the great advice above and give them a deadline for removing the offer.  You can be polite and give them a date and time to come by and pick it up.
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You've been incredibly patient.    I agree.  Write them a letter and give them deadline.  Get a receipt that they received the letter.   Put them up on Craigslist the next day (if you want)

We were kind and contacted the sellers when we found a box of income tax records in the attic six months after moving in, but that wasn't an issue of space we wanted or needed to use.

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October 21 2013
No it doesn't matter if you were tenants.

Simply WRITE them notifying them that if they want the appliances that they are available until xx/xxxx.  Look at it as a final notice until that date and then expect the transaction to be complete.
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Does it matter that we were tenants renting the house before purchase?
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October 21 2013
Yes there is a deadline, it's called the closing. Until that is over the house belongs to the seller and after the closing it all now belongs to you.

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