Alastair Woodgate of Rumball Sedgwick, leading Chartered Surveyors in St Albans and Watford, looks at the difference between fixtures and fittings.
What is reasonable to take, and what is not, when moving? There is no law about what should be left in a home, other than you should, of course, expect to leave or find whatever has been itemised on the fixtures and fittings list, prepared during the course of sale. Generally, fixtures are not removed when a house is sold. Fittings can be removed if the house is sold. But what are fixtures and what are fittings – and what is the difference between the two?