Fixtures Law and Legal Definition

Fixtures are artificial improvements to the land or any of its buildings. A fixture is considered to be real property if it is treated so by the owners, if the attachment is considered permanent, and if the parties to any sale treat it as such. A sales agreement should remove any doubt regarding fixtures. Fixtures are awnings, bookcases, lighting, plumbing, etc., that are attached to a real property in a manner that it becomes a part of that property. Fixtures are sold and transferred with the real property, even if they are not mentioned in the deed. However, if the life of the article, such as a water pump or heater is assumed to be less than the life of the building, it is classified as an equipment and not a fixture.