In PWC Legal v Perpetual Trustees, Lakeline was the proprietor of several lots that contained demountable houses. Perpetual Trustees granted a mortgage to Lakeline under the belief that security was held over both the land and the demountable houses. When Lakeline later defaulted, doubts arose as to whether the house could be considered fixtures on the land, and thus whether the mortgagor had a right to ownership. The Court reasoned that whether an object is a fixture depends upon the purpose of fixing the object to the land and the degree of annexation. At first instance it appeared that the houses were fixtures due to the fact that they were anchored to the land by brick piers. However, the tenants of the houses purchased them from a company, with the contract stipulating that the title of the homes passed to the tenants. Further, the residential site agreement between the tenants and Lankeline referenced the Residential Parks Act prohibiting the moveable dwellings on residential sites from becoming fixtures. The Court held that the demountable homes were owned by the tenants and consequently not fixtures on the land, thus the mortgagor had no right to ownership.

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