Question: What is considered a Fixture in a Home?
Answer: The definition: A fixture is legally considered something like decorations, equipment or appliances that have been attached to the house. Fixtures are regarded as part of the property, and it is a given that they will go to the buyer along with the rest of the property. They are not considered “Personal Property”.
Real Estate school definition:
That which is attached to the real property without losing it’s identity.
Fixtures are always considered real property.
Whether or not an object is considered a fixture is determined by the intent of the parties
The following are the tests a court would use to determine if the item in question is a fixture:
1. Manner it was attached to the real property
2. Intent of Grantor.
3. Agreement of the parties.
4. Adaptation of the object
5. Relationship of the parties.
If there is a question as to what goes and what stays in a property, the safe option would be for the Buyer to ask for it to be included in the contract.
Below are some good links with further explanations: