The seller must prove by production of the proper evidence the title shown by the epitome or abstract. In the absence of a contrary provision in the contract, recitals, statements and descriptions of fact, matters and parties contained in deeds, instruments1, Acts of Parliament or statutory declarations, which will be 20 years old at the date of the contract, are taken to be sufficient evidence (except so far as they can be proved to be inaccurate) of the truth of such facts, matters and descriptions
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