Possession Dates: What You Need to Know

This week, we’re discussing something that you may not think is set in stone, but it is: possession dates and times. We often get asked, “can I have my keys early?” or “I booked my movers for 9 a.m.; that’s no problem, right?” It’s absolutely no problem if your possession time was set for the day before at 5 p.m. It absolutely could be a problem if your possession isn’t until noon the day you have movers coming at 9 a.m.
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On page 2 of your VREB real estate contract, your Realtor writes in your completion, adjustments, and possession dates and time, with input from you and from the sellers. This becomes part of your contract, something that, by signing, you agree to adhere to. It is, in fact, written in stone.As a seller, they must adhere to the possession day and time, too. If they decide they are done ahead of time and are out early, then yes, it is possible you might get your keys early. In vacant properties, it might be easier to arrange an earlier possession day and/or time as there isn’t a seller moving out to contend with.However, because they are entitled to stay right up until possession time, sellers may have cleaners scheduled the morning of possession, to ensure that your new home is spic and span, perfect for you to move in. They may want some time to say goodbye to the home they raised their children in. Remember that moving out can be as hard as it is exciting for you to move in.In our office, we will always forward you an email with your completion and possession dates and times for your reference when we send you your subject removal. We strongly urge you to adhere to these days and times when scheduling your movers or deliveries because we can’t guarantee that we will be able to get you any other time than what is written in your contract, and we don’t want you paying for additional hours that aren’t necessary.Aren’t sure when your possession day and time is? Give us a call or send us an email, and we would be happy to clarify and confirm for you.