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neil26
22-11-2005, 22:59
Hi,

We have to get our mortgage deed witnessed by a solicitor and our solicitor is based in Sunderland. (long story)

We need to find a solicitor that is open late nights or weekends as we work during the day to witness the signing.

Can anyone help?????

Do you have a solicitor in the family????

any help is very much appreciated.

Saxon
23-11-2005, 07:43
Does it actually specify that you need a solicitor?

Normally, anyone can witness your signature as long as they are not a relative (ie, neighbour etc)

Andy
23-11-2005, 09:08
It probably does have to be a solicitor now, so that the mortgage company can defend themselves in future by saying their client recieved proper legal advice.

Standard banking practice these days.

Lisa86
23-11-2005, 13:19
I work for a Conveyancer and I have never seen that the Mortgage Deed should be signed by a Solicitor. Just usually someone who isn't related to you and over 18.

Hope this helps

neil26
23-11-2005, 18:51
Our solicitor has advised that it varies from lender to lender.

We phoned the mortgage company and they have said that it does have to be signed by a solicitor.

We are looking to complete asap hence the reason for looking for a local solicitor.