Each document within the abstract or epitome1 should be checked for the following points:
(1) root of title: check that the root is as provided for in the contract2 and that there is an unbroken chain of title from the root to the present day;
(2) date: a deed is not invalid because it is not dated or is wrongly dated, but the date of the document will:
(a) establish whether a root document is a good root3;
(b) affect the amount of stamp duty payable;
(c) affect its vulnerability under the Insolvency Act 1986 in the case of
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