You’ve sold your house. The new owner, a big rugby fan, gives you a call to remind you not to remove your built-in speakers, projector screen and satellite dish as he wants to throw a World Cup house warming party. You realise that none of these items were properly addressed in the deed of sale … so how do you know whether they are permanent fixtures and fittings? The three factors usually considered are:
- the nature and the purpose of the item;
- the manner and the degree of attachment; and
- the intention of the owner.
However, these do not always provide a conclusive answer. The only way to avoid a dispute between a seller and purchaser, is to include a comprehensive list (with the assistance of your estate agent or attorney) of what is and is not included in the deed of sale.
For assistance in all aspects of your sale agreement, contact your STBB conveyancer.