Based on the ruling of Botham v TSB Bank Plc , the court takes into account a number factors in determining whether the object is a fixture or not. These include :
-the degree of attachment
-the purpose of attachment
-the object is part of the entire building.
-the object movability.The object is chattel if moved regularly.
-the lifespan of the object. The object is chattel if need to be replace regularly and have short life span.
-the impact of damage to the land. The greater the impact of damage, the more likely, for the object to become a fixture.
-the person who attached / installed the object to the land.Installation by contractor will result in chattel whereas the installation by builder will result in fixture.
The court will consider all the factors and the decision will be taken based on the balance of factors which pointed towards fixture or chattel.
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