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60 Abolition of technicalities in regard to conveyances and deeds.E+W
(1)A conveyance of freehold land to any person without words of limitation, or any equivalent expression, shall pass to the grantee the fee simple or other the whole interest which the grantor had power to convey in such land, unless a contrary intention appears in the conveyance.
(2)A conveyance of freehold land to a corporation sole by his corporate designation without the word “successors” shall pass to the corporation the fee simple or other the whole interest which the grantor had power to convey in such land, unless a contrary intention appears in the conveyance.
(3)In a voluntary conveyance a resulting trust for the grantor shall not be implied merely by reason that the property is not expressed to be conveyed for the use or benefit of the grantee.
(4)The foregoing provisions of this section apply only to conveyances and deeds executed after the commencement of this Act:
Provided that in a deed executed after the thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, it is sufficient—
(a)In the limitation of an estate in fee simple, to use the words “in fee simple,” without the word “heirs”;
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