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Under section 1(2) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, a deed must be:
clear on its face that it is intended to be a deed
While a contract takes effect upon execution, a deed takes effect immediately upon delivery and therefore does not necessarily coincide with the execution date. Delivery means, in essence, that the parties intend to be bound by the deed.
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