I recently sold a home in California and discovered 3 weeks after close of escrow that I had inadvertantly left 3 bottles of expensive wine tucked away in a small crate in the crawl space of the home. These bottles were collectively worth around $700 and had high sentimental value as they were destined as wedding/graduation gifts for my children.
I notified the buyer's realtor as soon as I realized this oversite. She promised to attempt to secure the wine for me. One week later, the realtor called me back stating that a contract plumber had found the wine and that the under-age son of the buyer consumed it.
My question is this: Do I have the legal right to recover the value of the wine from the buyers?