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Lost trust deeds

Lost trust deeds

By Russell Cocks

Real Property 


Many properties are held in the name of trustees. Not having access to the original trust deeds can present problems. Snapshot Trust Deeds are important documents and should be stored in safekeeping. While the Supreme Court has powers to assist if documents are lost, the applicant bears a heavy onus of proof. Property lawyers often have to deal with properties owned by trustees, either corporate or individuals, and this adds another layer of complication to what is regarded by the public as the ‘simple’ process of conveyancing. Often the client is not even aware that the property is owned by a trustee, or at best has a minimal understanding of the consequences of such ownership. The process is complicated even further when the transactions involves a financier, which is often the case.

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