How do I sign a Deed?
Be it a Mortgage Deed or a Transfer Deed that your conveyancing solicitor has asked you to sign, there are certain factors to keep in mind when signing. A Deed is a legally binding document, therefore, you should not be signing anything that you do not understand, or do not agree with. You should always take the advice of your solicitor before signing.
Once satisfied as to what you are signing, legal Deeds are to be signed by yourself, where so indicted, however, also require you to sign in the presence of a witness, who should mark their name and address, where required. This witness should be an independent witness, over the age of 18, i.e. not a relative or anybody with an interest in the matter, nor should they be residing at the same address as you.
Should you wish to attend one of our offices, in Garstang, Lancaster or Longridge, we would be more than happy to assist in acting as witness on your behalf.