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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

  • Whatever is attached to the soil becomes part of the soilImage: http://stlbridge.com/category/projects/pile-driving-deep-foundations/

  • Nailed to the floor: chattel or fixture?

  • Bolted to concrete

  • Image: http://www.veryveryvicky.com/2013_03_01_archive.html

  • Image: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/waterways/water_levels_crossings/irrigation.html

  • Image: creative commons licence. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sydney_Monorail_Demolition.jpg

  • Resting on own weight

    Copyright 2010 Roy Tennant, FreeLargePhotos.com

  • Geita Sebea v The Territory of Papua (1941) 67 CLR 544Image: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch/asearch?name=HESTON&gazetteer=heston&POPULATED_PLACE=HESTON&LONDON_BOROUGH=HOUNSLOW&searchCountry=3

  • Purpose of Annexation Test Belgrave Nominees v Barlin Scott Air Conditioning (1984) VR 947

    Image: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/687710-death-defying-workman-climbs-out-of-window-to-fix-air-conditioner/

  • Image: Colin Cook http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-12/success-for-salt-resistent-wheat-crop/3883398

  • Real or personal property?