What is a good and marketable title?
What is a good and marketable title?

The following Property practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is a good and marketable title?
  • A good and marketable title to what?

A good marketable title is shown where a seller is able to deduce a good title to the property he has contracted to sell. The seller is not required to show a perfect title. The buyer is entitled to be satisfied that the seller is in a position, without the possibility of dispute or litigation, to pass that title to the buyer. Where the buyer's solicitor is required to report to the buyer's mortgagee, he will certify that on completion the buyer will have 'a good and marketable title to the property which may safely be accepted as a good security'. In this context, the cert

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