230. Effect of the instrument.

The purpose of the habendum in a deed is to limit the extent of the estate granted; and, therefore, in a lease by deed the habendum should state specifically both the commencement and duration of the term1. In the case of a prescribed clauses lease2, the wording with which it begins must include a statement of the term for which the property is leased, using one only of the three prescribed forms of wording, duly completed3; and that information will be used as part of the particulars to identify the lease in the property register4.

Where the term is expressed