What are chattels, fittings and fixtures?

To avoid disappointment and disputes, it’s important to know the difference between chattels, fittings and fixtures.

Chattels are usually goods that are not fixed to the land or property by anything other than their own weight. These might be things like furniture and small appliances that belong to a current property owner.

Furniture that is built into a property wouldn’t be considered a chattel.

Fittings and fixtures, on the other hand, refer to items that are generally attached to the land or property where damage would be caused to the property if they are removed. The most obvious example of this would be a built-in wardrobe.

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