Losing an executed trust deed can have serious consequences. You can't simply replace the trust deed, doing so is likely to create a new trust, which has tax and stamp duty implications.

You should endeavour to never lose your trust deed. Make copies, both physical and digital, of the executed and stamped deed and store them in secure locations. If the deed is indeed lost the first action you should take is to a thorough search for it, ask all parties to see if they have a copy.

If the deed is really lost then you should seek legal advice to see what you can do to continue running the trust. eCompanies stores a copy of the deed that was issued to you which may be of assistance.


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