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 commissioning 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’
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.