Billing v Pill: 1954

A shed was erected on land. It was 135 feet long and 150ft wide. It was on a concrete floor and attached by straps. Was it a fixture?
Held: Lord Goddard CJ said: ‘What is a fixture? The commonest fixture is a house which is built into the land, so that in law it is regarded as part of the land. The house and the land are one thing.’
Aldous LJ: ‘In the present case we are concerned with a chalet which rests on concrete pillars and I believe falls to be considered as a unit which is not annexed to the land. It was no more annexed to the land than the greenhouse in Deen v. Andrews or the large shed in Webb v. Frank Bevis Ltd. Prima facie, the chalet is a chattel and not a fixture.’


Lord Goddard CJ, Aldous L.J


[1954] 1 QB 70


CitedWebb v Frank Bevis Ltd 1940
The tenant’s large shed was fixed to the land.
Held: It was a tenant’s fixture which could be removed by the tenant at the end of his tenancy, even though it was annexed to the land and formed part of it. . .

Cited by:

CitedElitestone Ltd v Morris and Another HL 1-May-1997
The plaintiff acquired land on which 27 chalets were erected. They served notice to quit so that the site could be developed. The defendants argued that they had residential tenancies with protection under the Rent Act 1977.
Held: The tenants’ . .
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Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.240405