Property

Have your say on smart devices in our TA10 form

We want to hear your views on smart devices sold as part of the fixtures and fittings of residential property. Email us your thoughts by 28 February 2022 to influence our review of the TA10 form.

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Almost 20% of adults in Great Britain used internet-connected energy or lighting controls in 2020, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics.

As we buy more smart products and appliances, this raises questions about internet-connected or smart-connected devices that are sold as part of the fixtures and fittings of the property:

  • Is the buyer aware of the fittings and contents that are smart devices that will remain in the property?
  • What are the arrangements for the buyer to take over these devices?
  • Will they have access to all the information they need to use them successfully?
  • What unforeseen issues might there be?

We are therefore reviewing our TA10 Fittings and contents form. Sellers use the TA10 form to identify what's included in, and excluded from, the sale price. 

Have your say

If you're an individual or organisation who might be affected by this process, we want to hear from you.

We’d like to understand:

  • what issues we should consider with the transfer of smart products and internet-connected devices from the seller to the buyer of residential property
  • how this affects the information sellers complete in the TA10 Fittings and contents form

Email your views and written evidence to forms@lawsociety.org.uk.

The deadline is Monday 28 February 2022.

Next stages

After reviewing written evidence, we may invite organisations and individuals to take part in a workshop.

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