In June 2019, we updated practice guide 8 to make it clearer what wording is acceptable where deeds are executed by corporate bodies.
Companies and limited liability partnerships need to use the correct wording when executing deeds from 20 September 2019.
We would like to remind you that from this date we will no longer accept ‘signed as a deed’ as an acceptable form of wording, in prescribed form deeds. Where a disposal is in a prescribed form that must be executed as a deed (such as form TR1 or CH1), we will require that the forms of execution set out in Schedule 9 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 are used.
We ask that you adopt the wording set out in Schedule 9 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 for prescribed deeds. We recommend use for non-prescribed deeds where possible. We believe doing so will help avoid requests for information (requisitions) and improve consistency.