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:
(1) conveyances, including mortgages, charges, vesting declarations and vesting instruments, of land or any interest in land3;
(2) certain leases of land4;
(3) instruments effecting certain dispositions of registered land5;
(4) transfers of shares in companies under the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 18456;
(5) bills of sale7; and
(6) under the common law, a contract without consideration
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