On completion of the sale of part of unregistered land, the seller will need to retain the title deeds and so the buyer should verify his abstract or epitome against the original deeds and mark it as examined against the original1. Even where the title to the land bought is to be registered immediately after completion, this procedure is necessary so that the buyer can produce proper evidence of the title to the Land Registry2 with his application for first registration3. Additionally, a memorandum of the sale should be noted on the most recent of the seller's retained title
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