391. Certificates of title.

A certificate of title is written confirmation given by a solicitor or other person qualified in the law of the country in which the property is situated as to the ownership of land or any interest in land1. A certificate of title may be used where confirmation as to the title to property is required, and is normally requested by mortgage lenders2. A certificate may also be appropriate where the transaction is the purchase of shares in, or assets of, a company or the flotation, mortgage, debenture or other security arrangements made by a company3.

The person to whom the