142. The constituent elements of a conveyance.

The conveyance will start with the words 'This conveyance' followed by the date and the full names and addresses of all the parties to the deed.

The purpose of recitals, which do not form an operative part of the body of the deed, is to introduce the nature of and to set the scene for the deed which follows, for example by explaining the recent history of the title. Recitals of fact which are contained in a deed which is 20 years old are deemed to be correct1 and a party is estopped from later denying their accuracy. If there