15. When a deed is necessary.

(ii)     Agency by Agreement

15.     When a deed is necessary.

Where an agent is given power to execute a deed, that power must itself be contained in a deed1. Certain acts are required, either by statute or common law, to be by deed, the chief of which include2:

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    (1)     conveyances, including mortgages, charges, vesting declarations and vesting instruments, of land or any interest in land3;

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    (2)     certain leases of land4;

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    (3)     instruments effecting certain dispositions of registered land5;

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    (4)     transfers of shares in companies under the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 18456;

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    (5)     bills of sale7; and

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