227. Parties to purchase deed.

The seller and buyer will usually be the only parties to the deed, but it may be necessary to join other parties, such as the trustees of a settlement1 or a non-owning occupier, so as to satisfy the principle that anyone whose concurrence is necessary in order to transfer the legal estate or who is to give a valid receipt for capital money arising out of the transaction must be joined as a party to the deed2.

Where the seller is bankrupt, his trustee in bankruptcy will transfer the property and the seller is not a party to the deed3.