Variation in short form and missing mortgage

If the variation is a separate instrument set out in the short form (Schedule 5 Conveyancing Act 1919) and the original mortgage is missing, a statutory declaration by the mortgagee is required stating:

  • the particulars of the loss or destruction
  • that a diligent search has failed to locate the document and
  • that the mortgagee has not in any way encumbered, transferred, assigned or otherwise dealt with their interest.

Staff processing information

A copy of the evidence must be filmed with the registration copy of the variation.