If the contract specifies all that come with the sale of the home then you are in the right. Take it up with your broker especially when you have pictures to prove it and with the attorney that handles the short sale. There is usually a specified time when you can back out or go ahead with the purchase. Trace Faulkner
One can answer your question only when you mention the property's location. Each community has its own rules and regulations depending on what amenities are provided. You are wise to consider all those expenses before your purchase.and weigh the pros and cons.