Anything which shows that a party treats an instrument as his deed will suffice to make it his deed.
(1861) 9 CB (NS) 797,  EngR 271 (A), (1860) 2 F and F 167
England and Wales
Cited – Alan Estates Ltd v WG Stores Ltd and Another CA 1-Jul-1981
The proposed tenant wanted to get into possession, and was given a key and paid a quarter’s rent to the lessor’s solicitors to be held as stakeholders, before the lease had been formally granted. An undated lease and counterpart were executed and . .
See Also – Tupper And Others v Foulkes 26-Jan-1861
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Updated: 10 October 2021; Ref: scu.252353