CLAT 2011 Question 195


This section consists o( ten problems (with 45 questions) in total. Each problem consists of a set of rules and facts. Apply the specified rules to the set of facts and answer the questions. In answering the following questions, you should not rely on any rule(s) except the rule(s) that are supplied for every problem. Further, you should not assume any fact other than those stated in the problem. The aim is to test your ability to properly apply a rule to a given set of facts, even when the result is absurd or unacceptable for any other reason. It is not the aim to test any knowledge of law you may already possess.

Question 195

A. When land is sold, all 'fixtures' on the land are also deemed to havebeen sold.
B. If a movable thing is attached to the land or any building on the land, then it becomes a 'fixture'.
Rule C: If a movable thing is placed on land with the intention that it should become an integral part of the land or any structure on the land it becomes a fixture.

Facts: Khaleeda wants to sell a plot of land she owns in baghmara, Meghalaya and the sale value decided for the plot includes the fully-furnished palatial six-bedroom house that she has built on it five years ago. She sells ii to Gurpreet for sixty lakh rupees. After completing the sale, she removes the expensive Iranian carpet which used to cover the entire wooden floor of one of the bedrooms. The room had very little light and khaleeda used this light-coloured radiant carpet to negate some of the darkness in the room. Gurpreet, after moving in, realises this and files a case to recover the carpet from Khaleeda.

Applying, Rules A and C, to the fact situations in questions 192 and 193, as a judge you would decide in favour of

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