645. Repayment of mortgage: evidence of receipt.

645.     Repayment of mortgage: evidence of receipt.

A mortgagor is entitled to a receipt at the time he makes repayment1. Where a solicitor produces a mortgage deed indorsed with a receipt signed by the mortgagee or a deed signed by the mortgagee containing a receipt, the deed is sufficient authority for payment to the solicitor2. If it is proposed to pay the sums required to a solicitor on his undertaking to procure the discharge of the mortgage, the cheque or draft should be made payable to the mortgagee rather than to the solicitor unless the