2022 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 44-1-6. What Things Considered Fixtures; Movable Machinery as Personalty; Effect of Detachment From Realty

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-1-6 (2022)
  1. Anything which is intended to remain permanently in its place even if it is not actually attached to the land is a fixture which constitutes a part of the realty and passes with it.
  2. Machinery which is not actually attached to the realty but is movable at pleasure is not a part of the realty.
  3. Anything detached from the realty becomes personalty instantly upon being detached.

History. Orig. Code 1863, §§ 2198, 2199; Code 1868, §§ 2193, 2194; Code 1873, §§ 2219, 2220; Code 1882, §§ 2219, 2220; Civil Code 1895, §§ 3049, 3050; Civil Code 1910, §§ 3621, 3622; Code 1933, § 85-105.

Law reviews.

For article discussing lawful removal of fixtures by tenant, see 4 Ga. B.J. 16 (1942).

For article on the law governing removal of trade fixtures from property in Georgia, see 19 Ga. B.J. 35 (1956).

For article, “Things Attached to Realty,” see 15 Mercer L. Rev. 343 (1964).

For article discussing U.C.C. provisions establishing a security interest in fixtures as a means of protecting sellers, see 16 Mercer L. Rev. 404 (1965).

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