Fixture Law and Legal Definition

A fixture is an item of personal property attached permanently to real estate, such as drapery rods, toilets, wet bar, or other items which could damage the premises by their removal.

The following is an example of a state statute defining a fixture:

70-15-103. Fixture defined. A thing is deemed to be affixed to land when it is:

(1) attached to it by roots, as in the case of trees, vines, or shrubs;

(2) imbedded in it, as in the case of walls;

(3) permanently resting upon it, as in the case of buildings; or

(4) permanently attached to what is thus permanent as by means of cement, plaster, nails, bolts, or screws.