fixture


fixture
fix·ture n: an item of movable property so incorporated into a real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fixture
I noun addition to realty, affixed to realty, attachment to realty, permanent attachment to real property, something constructively affixed to real property, something immovable from realty, something physically annexed to realty associated concepts: appurtenance, domestic fixtures, equipment, irremovable fixtures, machinery, permanent fixtures, removal of fixtures, trade fixtures II index attachment (thing affixed), device (mechanism), immovable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fixture
n.
An object that is permanently attached to a building or property and is thus regarded as part of the property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


fixture
Anything that has been attached to real estate in such a way as to become part of the premises. Unless the owner of the fixture and the owner of the real estate agree otherwise, the fixture becomes the property of the landowner once it is attached. When a tenant has installed a heater, window box, or other item that is bolted, nailed, screwed, or wired into the wall, ceiling, or floor, it becomes the property of the landlord. A trade fixture is an item needed by a business, such as machinery or other equipment, and despite its name, these usually do not become part of the building (commercial leases typically include a clause allowing tenants to remove these fixtures when the lease is up).
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & Licenses
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

fixture
Chattels or goods that have been fixed to land or a building so as to become part of it. Ownership of a fixture passes with the property.
Whether something has been affixed to property so as to become a fixture is a question of fact. The answer partly depends on the extent to which the chattel is attached to the land or building and also how it is affixed. The purpose for which the chattel was annexed to the land or building is also relevant.
The term "fitting" is imprecise. Depending on the context, it might refer to a fixture or to a chattel that is attached to land or a building, but is different from a fixture due to its nature, or the purpose or method of attachment. Some uses of the term "fitting" will cover, or at least not differentiate between, the two possibilities.
USA
Goods that have become so related to particular real property that an interest in them arises under real property law (UCC §9-102(41)).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


fixture
n. Personal property that is attached to a structure or to land in such a way as to be considered a part of it.
@ trade fixture
Items attached to premises by a tenant for purposes of conducting a business; for example, ovens in a restaurant.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


fixture
An article in the nature of personal property which has been so annexed to the realty that it is regarded as a part of the real property. That which is fixed or attached to something permanently as an appendage and is not removable.
A thing is deemed to be affixed to real property when it is attached to it by roots, imbedded in it, permanently resting upon it, or permanently attached to what is thus permanent, as by means of cement, plaster, nails, bolts, or screws.
Goods are fixtures when they become so related to particular real estate that an interest in them arises under real estate law, e.g. a furnace affixed to a house or other building, counters permanently affixed to the floor of a store, or a sprinkler system installed in a building.
Fixtures possess the attributes of both real and personal property.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


fixture
An article in the nature of personal property which has been so annexed to the realty that it is regarded as a part of the real property. That which is fixed or attached to something permanently as an appendage and is not removable.
 
A thing is deemed to be affixed to real property when it is attached to it by roots, imbedded in it, permanently resting upon it, or permanently attached to what is thus permanent, as by means of cement, plaster, nails, bolts, or screws.
 
Goods are fixtures when they become so related to particular real estate that an interest in them arises under real estate law, e.g. a furnace affixed to a house or other building, counters permanently affixed to the floor of a store, or a sprinkler system installed in a building.
 
Fixtures possess the attributes of both real and personal property.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

fixture
n.
   a piece of equipment which has been attached to real estate in such a way as to be part of the premises and its removal would do harm to the building or land. Thus, a fixture is transformed from a movable asset to an integral part of the real property. Essentially a question of fact, it often arises when a tenant has installed a lighting fixture, a heater, window box or other item which is bolted, nailed, screwed or wired into the wall, ceiling or floor. Trade fixtures are those which a merchant would normally use to operate the business and display goods and may be removed at the merchant's expense for any necessary repair.
   See also: trade fixture

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Fixture — Fixture. См. Крепление. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fixture — UK US /ˈfɪkstʃər/ noun [C] ► PROPERTY something in a house that is permanently fixed, such as bathroom equipment, and that is not taken by someone when they move to a new home: »All fixtures and fittings are included in the house price. → Compare …   Financial and business terms

  • fixture — 1590s, “act of fixing,” perhaps from FIX (Cf. fix) on model of mixture. Meaning anything fixed or securely fastened is from 1812 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • fixture — ► NOUN 1) a piece of equipment or furniture which is fixed in position in a building or vehicle. 2) (fixtures) articles attached to a house or land and considered legally part of it so that they normally remain in place when an owner moves. 3)… …   English terms dictionary

  • fixture — [fiks′chər] n. [< ME fixure (< LL fixura < L fixus: see FIX), altered by analogy with MIXTURE] 1. anything firmly in place 2. any of the fittings or furniture of a house, store, etc. attached to the building and, ordinarily, considered… …   English World dictionary

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