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How should I arrange a transfer for a physically impaired signatory?

I act for the seller in a conveyancing transaction and I am in the process of preparing the transfer. My client is registered blind but is able to sign a document. What do I need to consider when drafting and executing the transfer?

The Land Registry recommends that if the signatory is unable to read the deed, one option is to have the transfer read out or for the signatory to read an enlarged or Braille copy.

It is advisable that you, as the conveyancer, witness the signature as confirmation that proper procedure has been followed. The facts of the case can be recorded by way of an amendment to the attestation clause.

For further information, please see Land Registry's Practice guide 8, execution of deeds and the Law Society's Conveyancing Handbook (24th edition), which is available to purchase from the Law Society's online bookshop.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

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