141. Root of title.

The document which is to constitute the root of title will be specified by a special condition in the contract and once contracts have been exchanged cannot be changed except with the consent of both parties (and, where relevant, the buyer's lender)1. Any variation of the contract must meet the requirement that contracts for the sale of land be in writing2.

The buyer cannot in general require evidence of title prior to the root except that3:

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    (1)     he is entitled to a copy of a power of attorney under which any abstracted document is executed4;

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    (2)     where an abstracted document