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What Does The Contract Mean By "Broom Clean"?

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What exactly is “broom clean”?
Hah. You have asked an excellent question because there are so many different ways to define ‘broom clean’ and this is a frequent sore point between buyers and sellers. By frequent we mean pretty much all the time. Here’s a link to a list of true stories that people have decided meant “broom clean”, but you'll have to decide for yourself if you think it counts.