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Each person must make a separate statutory declaration.
There is actually no set defined list of what should be included for this, because what is included will depend on the specific knowledge of the person swearing the declaration and therefore the contents of the declaration will depend on their particular and specific knowledge that they have of the property.
The format of a statutory declaration is as follows:-
I [insert name] of [insert address] DO SOLEMNLY AND SINCERELY XXXXX XXXXX follows:-
AND I MAKE this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835 as amended.
DECLARED by [INSERT NAME]
this day of 2010
A Commissioner for Oaths/Solicitor
They would start by stating who they are and that they have been called upon to make the declaration for the purpose of your application (stating your name and the property to which the application relates).
They should then declare how they have the knowledge that they hold before then listing in numbered points the facts which prove the length of time the property has been used for the purpose it is used for.
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does someone need to witness and sign this and what categories of people are there
A statutory declaration needs to be taken to a solicitor in order for it to be sworn in front of them, effectively they are the witness but it cannot be done by a lay person in the same way as merely witnessing something.
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