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Land Registry Practice Guide 8 Amended to Clarify New Practice on Electronic Deed Signatures

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On 27 July 2020, the Land Registry (LR) added a new section 13 to Land Registry Practice Guide 8: Execution of deeds (LRPG 8).

Until further notice, the LR will accept registration transfers and other deeds that have been signed electronically (section 13.4 sets out what deeds can be signed electronically) providing that the following LR requirements are met:

• Both parties must agree to the use of electronic signatures in relation to the deed.
• Conveyancers must be acting for both parties and will be in charge of setting and controlling the signing process through the platform.
• The six step signing and dating process must be followed.
• The conveyancer must lodge the application electronically with a pdf of the deed and must provide the following certification: “I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the requirements set out in practice guide 8 for the execution of deeds using electronic signatures have been satisfied.”

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Tom Warrender

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Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 14 years + experience advising clients in relation to commercial property matters. A Legal 500 recognised lawyer, Tom is a member of SHLA and CRELA, sits on our Board of Management & Heads our Social Housing Team.