The purchase deed must be a deed in order to transfer the legal estate in the land to the buyer1. The purpose of the purchase deed is to put into effect the terms of the contract and so must reflect the terms of the contract. Where the property being transferred is registered land the form of the purchase deed is prescribed by the Land Registration Rules 20032. Subject to permitted variations, the prescribed form of wording and layout must also be used3.
A purchase deed which deals with property which is currently unregistered will need to be submitted for first
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