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PROPERTY LAW ACT 1974 - SECT 45
Formalities of deeds executed by individuals
45 Formalities of deeds executed by individuals
(1) Where an individual executes a deed, the individual shall either sign or
place the individual’s mark upon the same and sealing alone shall not be
(2) An instrument expressed—
(a) to be an indenture or a deed;
(b) to be sealed; shall, if it is signed and attested by at least 1
witness not being a party to the instrument, be deemed to be sealed and,
subject to section 47 , to have been duly executed.
(3) No particular form
of words shall be requisite for the attestation.
(4) A deed executed and
attested under this section may in any proceedings be proved in the manner in
which it might be proved if no attesting witness were alive.
(5) Nothing in
this section shall affect—
(a) the execution of deeds by corporations; or
(b) how instruments are validly executed under the Land Title Act 1994 ; or
(c) any deed executed before the commencement of this Act.
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