TA10 Law Society Fittings and Contents Form explained

26/11/2015
The Law Society’s Fittings and Contents Form TA10, which you complete if you are selling a property, identifies what you are including and not including in the sale in terms of fixtures and fittings.

As with the Property Information Form TA6 and the TA7 Leasehold Information Form, you don’t have to complete this form legally or any part of it but if you do not, it may result in delaying your sale. All answers which you give must be true to the best of your knowledge and you must amend them in the light of new information: if you do not, a buyer may be able to sue you for any loss.

Click to read example Law Society Fixtures and Contents Form TA10Preamble – items for sale

The preamble, after setting out the seller’s name and address and their solicitor’s name, address and contact details, explains that the seller should tick items as either ‘included’, ‘excluded’ or ‘none’ if there’s no such item in the property.

If you want to offer an item for sale then you mark it as excluded and insert a price in the appropriate box. The buyer can then choose whether to accept or reject the offer. You are responsible for negotiating the sale directly with the buyer or through your estate agent. You can get your solicitor to negotiate the sale but you may be charged additionally.

The wording advises you to be reasonably careful if you are removing any fixtures, fittings or contents and to keep any damage to a minimum. You are also advised to remove all rubbish and leave the property clean and tidy.

Subjects addressed in the form

1 – Basic Fittings
Items here include door bells, burglar alarms, heating equipment, from immersion heaters to electric fires; and many other items found throughout a property such as light switches, window fittings, and electric sockets.

2 – Kitchen
Items here are predominantly ‘white goods’ such as dishwashers, washing machines and fridge-freezers etc.

3 – Bathroom
Items here include baths and showers but also include things like toilet roll holders.

4 – Carpets
All carpets around the house are included here.

5 – Curtains and curtain rails
Once again, curtains and curtains/blinds in all areas of the house are included here.

6 – Light fittings
All rooms in the house are included.
NB: The preamble here says: “If the seller removes a light fitting, it is assumed that the seller will replace the fitting with a ceiling rose, a flex, bulb holder and bulb and that they will be left in a safe condition.

7 – Fitted units
Fitted units include, for example, fitted cupboards, fitted shelves and fitted wardrobes. All rooms in the house are covered.

8 – Outdoor area
This section includes garden furniture, ornaments; trees, plants and shrubs; garden shed, barbecue, dustbins, water butt and even clothes line among other things.

9 – Television and telephone
This section includes telephone receivers, television aerial, radio aerial and satellite dish.

10 – Stock of fuel
This includes oil, wood and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

11 – Other items
This item is left blank to be filled in as appropriate.

You sign and date the form at its base.

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