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The rule used to be that if the tenant fixed something to the property then it became part of that property and the tenant could not take it away. Today it is often a question of degree. The more permanent the fixture, the less likely that the tenant would be entitled to remove it.
As the sink and units are "fixed" to the property, then they are deemed to be permanent, and therefore I'm afraid to say that the Agent is correct.
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Thank you for your reply, the only things that will be fixed is the wall cupboards & sink the rest is free standing. If we were to move could we just put back the original units that we took out, they are not fixed either.
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Sorry- I assumed that the units would be fixed to the wall or floor. If they are freestanding, then you would be entitled to take them with you, provided you put back the existing units.
I hope this clarifies things.
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