A transfer deed is a document used in conveyancing in England and Wales to transfer real property from its legal owner to another party, and is the document used when residential property is sold.

Sometimes referred to as a “transfer” and formerly a “conveyance” or “assignment” (if the transfer is of an existing Leasehold title).

In addition to a transfer deed, the sale will usually require a contract (setting out the terms of the transfer) and a local search which will investigate the immediate area around the property with particular reference to former mining operations, flood risk, proposed development in the near vicinity, etc.

The transfer deed should not be confused with the title deed which is a document that proves legal ownership.

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