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Cohabitants setting out their intentions in relation to property and assets post-separation may enter into a deed of separation (see Precedent: Cohabitants—deed of separation). These are often used by cohabitants to set out a plan of action for the future.
A deed is a specific type of contract. In order for a document to be a deed the following formalities must be met (per section 1 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989):
it must be in writing
it must be clear on the face of it that the document is a deed, for example if the document described itself as a deed
the deed must be validly executed as a deed, which means it must be signed, attested to by a witness and delivered as a deed—delivery requires that the person expressly, or impliedly acknowledges, an intention to be bound either by words or conduct
If all of the formalities are met then a deed is usually binding on all pa
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