Flattie wrote:Would a single deed signed pre freehold transfer, and then 'delivered' post freehold transfer tie everyone in?
That is getting into a pretty obscure zone and introducing unnecessary complications. The conditions which apply to a deed executed in escrow are usually self-evident, for example if you sign a mortgage it is on the understanding that it does not take effect until you receive the money from the lender. If you want a deed to be conditional then say in it what the conditions are and it is all clear. Leaving the conditions out and executing the deed on the basis that it will be delivered when certain condtions not self-evident are fulfilled is not to be recommended. Apart from anything else the contions will have to be clearly set out. If you are going to set them out you may as well put them in the deed.