Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009

Chapter 3

Deeds and their operation

62.

Conveyances by deed only.

62.— (1) Subject to section 63 , a legal estate or interest in land may only be created or conveyed by a deed.

[SU 1634] [RPA 1845, ss. 2 and 3]

(2) A deed executed after the commencement of this Chapter is fully effective for such purposes without the need for any conveyance to uses and passes possession or the right to possession of the land, without actual entry, unless subject to some prior right to possession.

(3) In the case of a voluntary conveyance executed after the commencement of this Chapter, a resulting use for the grantor is not implied merely because the land is not expressed to be conveyed for the use or benefit of the grantee.

(4) A bargain and sale, covenant to stand seised, feoffment with livery of seisin or any combination of these are no longer effective to create or to convey a legal estate or legal interest in land.