What to include in the sale

Fixtures and Fittings

There is no law that specifies what should be left in your house and what should be removed.

Legally you are not obliged to leave any fixtures or fittings in the house, but you must clarify what will be taken as it could relate to the value of the property; fittings can add up to thousands of pounds in value and can affect the value of a property.

We will ask you to create an inventory which is attached to the sales contract stating what is included with the price of the house and what will be taken with you when you move.

Generally a fixture is any item that is bolted to the floor or walls, and a fitting is any item that is free standing or hung by a nail or hook.

Below is a list of items that we recommend for each category:

Fixtures

  • Light fitments
  • Boilers and radiators
  • Built in wardrobes
  • Bathroom suites 
  • Kitchen units

Fittings

  • Paintings or mirrors 
  • Carpets
  • Curtains and curtain rails
  • Free-standing ovens, fridges, dishwashers and washing machines
  • Beds/sofas and other free standing items 
  • Lampshades
  • Television aerials and satellite dishes