Deducing and Investigating a Freehold Registered Title
As we have seen, the seller promises in the contract that he has a good title to the freehold estate, free from incumbrances (other than those, if standard condition 3 applies, mentioned in the agreement or of which the seller was ignorant). At some stage the seller must prove that he does indeed have that title. He must ‘deduce’ his title, i.e. give evidence of it. Traditionally title was deduced after contract. If the seller’s solicitor is following the protocol, title will be deduced with the draft contract.
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