The present social distancing requirements imposed by the Government to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic present a particular challenge for the execution and signing of legal documents. For a will to be valid, it must be signed in the physical presence of two witnesses that are not beneficiaries under the will. This means the witnesses are likely to be from outside of your household. Witnessing your signature via videolink is not sufficient.
However, Parnall Solicitor’s mobile signing team enables your will to be signed in line with legal requirements, even in the present challenging circumstances. Whilst maintaining the required 2 metres apart, our mobile team can attend your address and witness the signature of your will or other legal document. We can witness signatures through a window or even over a garden fence provided that we are in ‘line of sight’ and outside, whilst maintaining our usual high standards. We can also take your instructions and advise you over the telephone and by email and even videolink.
Furthermore, if COVID-19 is causing you difficulties in obtaining a witness for any other matter such property transfers, Statutory Declarations, mortgages or any other deed that requires a witness, then our mobile team can assist from a safe distance.
Parnalls Solicitors’ unique ability to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances has enabled it to continue to provide its clients with the same high quality and reliable service since the 1700s.
For more information, please contact our Head of Department for Private Client, Deborah Adams on 01566 772 375 or at AdamsD@Parnalls.com