What is a fixture in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale?
A fixture is a permanent component that is screwed or nailed down. It is an item that requires a great amount of time and effort to remove. Examples of fixtures are: light fixtures, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, rods and blinds on windows. A Realtor, however, will include the following as fixtures in the agreement: all light fixtures, built-in dishwasher and window coverings, as people have removed them in the past. Perhaps it was because they didn’t know that they were included as fixtures. Chattles are personal items that could be negotiated in the agreement such as: fridge, stove, washer and dryer.