223. Seller's approval of draft purchase deed.

When the draft purchase deed has been prepared two copies should be submitted to the seller's solicitor for his approval. A further copy of the draft should be retained by the buyer's solicitor so that amendments can be agreed over the telephone if required1.

By the Standard Contractual Conditions2 one of the copies submitted to the seller's solicitor can be of engrossment quality enabling the seller to use this as a top copy for signature in cases where no amendments are needed and where the buyer does not need to sign the deed