| Commentary

1.2 When deeds must be used

| Commentary

1.2 When deeds must be used

Most documents containing the terms of commercial agreements do not need execution as deeds under United Kingdom law. The main examples of documents that must be executed as a deed are:

  1. (a)

        documents which convey or create a legal estate in land1;

  2. (b)

        documents which create powers of attorney, including documents that contain powers of attorney as well as other provisions2;

  3. (c)

        any mortgage or charge, whether of land or other property, if the mortgagee or chargee is to have the statutory power of sale and consequently, under theLaw

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