Fixtures or Chattels and the Case of the Missing Vacuum Canister #377

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A. LL.B. An experienced nominee recently related an instance of a buyer’s agent trying to settle a problem for his client by paying for a built-in vacuum canister that the seller intended to take. Since stories like this are common, he suggested revisiting Legally Speaking 247 and 260, and the question of chattels and fixtures.

Chattels or Fixtures – New Test? #247

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By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. A number of tests have been developed by the courts to decide whether an article is a chattel or a fixture, but the difficulties in applying the tests to specific articles continues. For example, signs rented by a former tenant and embedded in concrete, which however could be removed and sold