218. The purchase deed.

The purchase deed usually takes the form of a transfer, irrespective of whether the land is currently registered1. The deed is normally drafted by the buyer, at his own expense, and two copies of the draft are then sent to the seller for approval. The right for the seller to prepare the purchase deed may be reserved by an express contractual condition to this effect2 and is commonly used in estate conveyancing where the seller requires all the plots on the estate to use a purchase deed in standard form.

In such a case a draft of the deed would