224. Engrossment of purchase deed.

When any amendments to the draft deed have been finalised, the buyer's solicitor should prepare an engrossment of the deed on good quality paper1. A deed which is to be submitted to the Land Registry should be engrossed on durable A4 size paper2. The completed engrossment should then be sent to the seller's solicitor for execution by his client3.

Where the buyer is required to execute the deed it is common practice for the buyer to execute the deed prior to delivery of the deed in escrow to the seller for his signature. The condition attached to the escrow should