Commissioner Of Oaths - Legal Services | Fletcher Longstaff

Commissioner Of Oaths

If you need an important document witnessing, Fletcher Longstaff are fully authorised to carry this out for a reasonable fee.

We don’t just provide a complete conveyancing service!

Fletcher Longstaff Limited is a Commissioner Of Oaths. Do you need a statutory declaration to be sworn, making changes to your will, or a copy of a document to be witnessed?

Contact us today. A fee for carrying out this work will be given on enquiry.

What is a Commissioner of Oaths?

A Commissioner Of Oaths is a person appointed by Lord Chancellor with the power to administer oaths. Oaths are generally classed as statements in writing. However some other legal documents also fall within this category. There are a whole host of documents that usually need to be sworn. The most popular is needing a witness when signing a Last Will in Testament. When a witness is required, you must ensure the document is prepared by someone different. Otherwise, the Oath will not be withheld in court. Which could ultimately mean that you are sent to prison, due to having incorrectly sworn information.

Depending on the document that needs witnessing, our prices do vary. However our fees are extremely reasonable.

The functions of Commissioner of Oaths are to:

  • ensure the evidence in question is in a written form (usually an affidavit)
  • establish the person requesting this document has read the draft affidavit, and fully understands the content
  • require the person to swear the affidavit is true, by raising the Testament in their right hand, whilst repeating the words of the oath
  • provide verification that the affidavit was properly sworn, by completing a ‘jurat’
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We've just completed the sale of our property with the help of Tom at FL and couldn't be happier. We had a previous sale fall through and, for that transaction, we went through what I think is probably a common process of searching for a conveyancer initially using the popular online comparison sites, with the usual names appearing at the top, cheaper, end of the results. My experience is that these firms "farm" cases, they squeeze their fees down to the bare minimum in order to maximise case numbers - this doesn't make for an easy or responsive service for the customers, though, and I was often frustrated at a lack of response and the time it took to deal with any issues etc. So, when we found a new buyer, I put a bit more thought into our selection of a conveyancer and looked into reviews etc. to find that FL had a great track record. I spoke to Tom initially to find out what they offered which the cheaper alternatives don't and that confirmed my own thoughts about case numbers and service times etc. so we went ahead. We've been kept absolutely up to date with each stage of the process as it developed, and queries I sent to Tom were answered very quickly and we were provided all the information we needed. The difference between the two experiences was night and day. In what is usually a stressful time anyway, the conveyancing process can either put your mind at ease, or add to that stress, and the additional cost of appointing a firm like FL instead of one at the cheaper end of the spectrum is absolutely worth every penny in my opinion. Peter Wands

Certification of Documents

When you are applying for something like a bank account or mortgage, you may be asked to provide documents that are certified. A certified document is simply a true copy of the original document, that has been signed and dated by a professional person. Such as a solicitor. Fletcher Longstaff are able to certify documents for you, including passports, photocard driving licences, building society card statements, or council tax bills.

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