How to complete form TA10 Fixtures & Fittings Form
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Form TA10 is the Fixtures & Fittings Form, and it is completed by the seller.
The Fixtures & Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the conveyancing Contract Pack, and confirms what items are staying at a property when it is sold (and therefore by default what items will be going). Here we explain what the form does, how it fits in to the conveyancing process, and how to complete it.
What are Fixtures?
Fixtures are things such as:-
- bathroom suites
- kitchens units
- wardrobes (built in)
What are Fittings?
Fittings are things such as:-
- garden furniture
- wardrobes (freestanding)
- white goods
What is a TA10 Fixtures and Fittings Form?
This is the prescribed form that confirms what fixtures and fittings are staying at the property when it is sold (and therefore also what is leaving).
Who Completes the TA10 Fixtures & Fittings Form?
The seller of the property completes the form.
The TA10 confirms what will stay at the property and what will go (on sale).
Is the Fixtures & Fittings Form mandatory?
Yes. The TA10 is a requirement of the conveyancing process, and in particular of the ‘Contract Pack’.
Is a Fixtures & Fittings Form legally binding?
Yes, the TA10 forms part of the contract for sale of the property and is therefore legally binding on buyer and seller. Anything incorrect in there can leave the seller in breach of contract – and liable to be sued for breach of contract!
Can you negotiate on what Fixtures & Fittings stay?
Yes, the buyer can negotiate what items are staying and what are going. The solicitors will confirm this in writing in due course to avoid confusion or dispute (ie once a decision has been made). Typically, the fixtures and fittings that are listed in form TA10 will form part of the purchase price.
Are Fixtures & Fittings liable to Stamp Duty?
Yes, and no! Items that are later negotiated to stay (ie that were not included in the TA10 as staying) will often be paid for separately and fall outside of the actual purchase price. This is perfectly legitimate (within certain guidelines) and does have the knock on effect of taking those items outside of the purchase price, and therefore outside of Stamp Duty too. NB – deliberately seeking to avoid Stamp Duty is against the law!
Queries around the Fixtures & Fittings Form?
Still have queries on what to do with your TA10 Fixtures and Fittings form? Then reach out to our team of expert conveyancing solicitors and customer care team. We’re here to help!
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