166. Classification of objects brought onto the land.

An object brought onto the land may be:

  1.  

    (1)     a chattel;

  2.  

    (2)     a fixture; or

  3.  

    (3)     part and parcel of the land itself1.

Unlike objects falling within head (1) above, objects falling within head (2) or head (3) above are treated as, and become, part of the land2.

Fixtures (that is, former chattels that had become part of the land) were usually distinguished from chattels (that is, property that remained chattels and had not become part of the land); but because of the confusion sometimes surrounding the terminology, the House of Lords stated a preference for the threefold classification set out