In the trades, you’re going to need a bill of sale when selling distinct commodities. This is especially important for large, valuable pieces—for example, if you are pushing a secondhand car through a used vehicle dealership. This applies also to furniture. If you are doing a one-time transaction to get rid of an old wicker set in a garage sale, maybe you can let this formality slide. But if you’re running an artisan business selling handmade furniture, or if selling used furniture is a regular part of your regular trade, bills of sale are legal requirements.
Whatever your business with furniture, here are some bills of sale to help you do the job with no more necessary trouble than point, click, download, and print.
A bill of sale fashioned to serve furniture transactions will be different from regular bills the way an Equipment Bill of Sale will differ from a regular Blank Bill of Sale. The difference is in the identifying details of the commodity being exchanged.
Remember that a bill of sale is a legal document that transfers the property rights of the commodity (or the entitlement rights of a service) from the seller to the buyer.
For a furniture bill of sale to be effective, it has to single out that piece of furniture by listing its identifying features. Your bill of sale will then include
It is also important to note that you must legally own the property as a retailer, wholesaler, or owner-turned-seller before the bill can be legal.
Some specific forms from this list you might find useful:
These documents have been collected for their usefulness to the furniture trade. They will either explicitly state the commodity as a piece of property, or they will mostly resemble blank bills of sale that can nevertheless be adapted very well for furniture sales.
Their adaptability plus the relevant information each form contains will make any of these choices suitable for you.
Just choose the form you can easily fill out for your purposes, download it and print it out for free.
If you’re thinking of selling something bigger (say, a business), there will be further legal details involved. Don’t stretch these bills to accommodate for them. Just search our archives under the Business tab (for example, for Business Bill of Sale) to find what you need.