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29 April 2022

TA10 Form: Fittings and Contents Form explained

Sam Edwards
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Ta10 Form: Fittings and Contents Form explained

Table of contents

  1. 1. What is the TA10 Form?
  2. 2. Is the TA10 Form mandatory?
  3. 3. How do you complete the TA10 Form?
  4. 4. Fittings Form: Step by step breakdown
  5. 5. What should you do after completing the TA10 Form?

There are several property information documents that sellers and their conveyancing solicitors must complete before the contract of sale becomes legally binding, of all these documents, the Law Society TA10 Fittings and Contents Form is probably the most straightforward - but that doesn't make it a walk in the park.

In this article, we breakdown the TA10 Form, taking you through the fundamentals of the document, as well as the UK's most common questions about fixtures and fittings.

What is the TA10 Form?

Often referred to as the fixtures and fittings form, the TA10 Form identifies what is and what is not included in the sale of a property. It's one of several documents that homesellers are required to complete in order for the property sale to go ahead.

TA10 Form explained - Intro

Is the TA10 Form mandatory?

Yes, the TA10 Form is a mandatory document that sellers are required to complete with the help of their conveyancing solicitor. It's highly recommended that the form is completed concisely with as much detailed information as possible. Legal action can be taken if any of the items detailed in the Form are not removed or left as the seller described.

What is the aim of the form?

The aim of the TA10 Form is to make it clear to the buyer which fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. As the document is often a stipulated requirement in sales contracts, it must be completed accurately.

What are fixtures and fittings?

Together, fixtures and fittings are the items included in a property sale. Fittings are items that aren't attached to the property. They include items like free-standing furniture, appliances, kitchenware, and hanging mirrors. Fixtures are items that are fixed to the property, such as integrated appliances, kitchen units, worktops, carpets, doors, or boiler and heating systems.

How do you complete the TA10 Form?

After you've filled out your contact details (address, name and seller's conveyancer details), you can begin completing the TA10 Form. The document is split into 11 sections:

  1. Basic fittings
  2. Kitchen
  3. Bathroom
  4. Carpets
  5. Curtains and curtain rails
  6. Light fittings
  7. Fitted units
  8. Outdoor area
  9. Television and telephone
  10. Stock of fuel
  11. Other items

Each section contains a corresponding group of items. The seller should tick the appropriate box to show whether the item is included in sale (Included) item is excluded (Excluded) or if there is no such item is there at the property (None).

TA10 Form explained 2

Where an item is excluded from the sale, the homeseller may offer it for sale by inserting a price into the appropriate box. Upon receiving the document, the buyer can decide whether to accept the seller’s offer. The seller who inserts their price in this form must negotiate the sale of the item directly with the buyer through their managing agent. If the seller or buyer instructs their conveyancer to negotiate the sale of such an item on their behalf, there may be an additional charge.

Fittings Form: Step by step breakdown

At the end of each section, sellers have the opportunity to add other items or rooms to the list as and when required.

1 - Kitchen

  1. Hobs
  2. Extractor hoods
  3. Oven or grills
  4. Cookers
  5. Microwaves
  6. Refrigerator or fridge-freezers
  7. Freezers
  8. Dishwashers
  9. Tumble-dryers
  10. Washing machines

2 - Bathroom

  1. Bath
  2. Shower fitting for bath
  3. Shower curtain
  4. Bathroom cabinet
  5. Taps
  6. Separate shower and fittings
  7. Towel rail
  8. Soap or toothbrush holders
  9. Toilet roll holders
  10. Bathroom mirror

3 - Fitted Carpets

  1. Hall, stairs and landing
  2. Living room
  3. Dining room
  4. Kitchen
  5. Bedroom 1
  6. Bedroom 2
  7. Bedroom 3

4 - Curtains and curtain rails

This section includes window fittings of any kind.

  1. Curtain rails, poles, pelmets
  2. Hall, stair and landing
  3. Living room
  4. Dining room
  5. Kitchen
  6. Bedroom 1
  7. Bedroom 2
  8. Bedroom 3
  9. Curtains, blinds
  10. Hall, stairs and landing
  11. Living room
  12. Dining room
  13. Kitchen
  14. Bedroom 1
  15. Bedroom 2
  16. Bedroom 3

5 - Light fittings

Note: If you remove a light fitting, it’s assumed that you will replace the ceiling rose, a flex, bulb holder and bulb, and that they will be left in safe condition.

  1. Hall, stairs and landing
  2. Living room
  3. Dining room
  4. Kitchen
  5. Bedroom 1
  6. Bedroom 2
  7. Bedroom 3

6 - Fitted units

Note: Fitted units include fitted items like fitted cupboards, fitted shelves and fitted wardrobes.

  1. Hall, stairs and landing
  2. Living room
  3. Dining room
  4. Kitchen
  5. Bedroom 1
  6. Bedroom 2
  7. Bedroom 3

7 - Outdoor area

  1. Garden furniture
  2. Garden ornaments
  3. Trees, plants, shrubs
  4. Barbecue
  5. Dustbins
  6. Garden shed
  7. Greenhouse
  8. Outdoor heater
  9. Outside lights
  10. Water butt
  11. Clothes line
  12. Rotary line

8 - Television and telephone

  1. Telephone receivers
  2. Television aerial
  3. Radio aerial
  4. Satellite dish

9 - Stock of fuel

  1. Oil
  2. Wood
  3. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

10 - Other items

List any other items unaccounted for in the above list.

What should you do after completing the TA10 Form?

After completing and submitting the TA10 Form, sellers and buyers must inform their conveyancers of the arrangements they have made about the fittings and contents offered for sale.

Final notes to sellers

As a seller, you are responsible for ensuring any damage caused by the removal of fixtures, fittings or contents is minimal. Unless agreed otherwise, the seller is also responsible for the removal of any rubbish from the property. Everything must be clean and tidy before the buyer moves in.

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