275. Custody of deeds.

Once title has been registered, the deeds of the property are largely redundant. However, in some cases it may be necessary to retain the deeds, for example for short-term leases.

If the deeds are to be retained, instructions relating to custody should be obtained from the client1. In many cases the client's lender will not require custody of the deeds after completion and, if this is the case, the client should be advised to deposit the deeds with his bank or in the solicitor's strong room.

Before deeds are sent to a lender (or other third party) for custody, they should