Where the land being sold is unregistered the seller will prove his ownership by supplying the buyer with an abstract or epitome (or a combination of the two) of the documents comprising the title1.
An abstract of title is a summary of all the documents comprised in the title. The preparation of an abstract in traditional form has largely been superseded by the practice of supplying an epitome of the title supported by photocopies of all the documents referred to. An epitome of title is a schedule of the documents comprising the title. The documents should be numbered and listed
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