Chattel or fixture?
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When is a chattel not a chattel?
LA2015 Monday, week 2, 2014
The law of fixtures changes the character of some physical objects placed on land from personal property to real property
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Nailed to the floor: chattel or fixture?
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Resting on own weight
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Real or personal property?