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On chattels and fixtures

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2016


A chattel is a moveable object that has not been “annexed” to the property in a legal sense. For example, a stove is a chattel, but a chandelier is not.  It is an electrical light fixture (shown as ELF in an offer). This leads us to understand that a fixture is anything that is attached to the property by nails or screws. I always advise Buyers, on taking possession of the house they purchase, to check all appliances and ensure that they are in working order. Sometimes,... [read more]