53. Fixtures and fittings.

Fixtures are generally items which are attached to and form part of the land and which will therefore be included as part of the property on sale of the land unless the seller expressly reserves the right to remove them. Fittings or chattels do not form part of the land and so are not included as part of the property on sale of the land unless the seller expressly agrees to leave them behind.

The legal distinction between fixtures and fittings is clear but practical distinction between the two categories is sometimes less obvious. Movable objects which are not attached