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URGENT QUERY: UK Property Law - witness statement question Hi,

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URGENT QUERY: UK Property Law - witness statement question

Hi, can you help me ASAP please? My ex-tenant is disputing the damage I am claiming that she has done. I need to get witness statements from various parties to verify the before and after state of the property before and after her tenancy to go with the pictures I have. Can you please advise me what these statements are called please? I don't think they are Affidavit as they are not being witnessed by public notary, but at the same time I need them to be treated with evidence if need be in the dispute. Please advice. Many thanks T


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Hi, From the information you have provided, it seems that you require Statutory Declarations from various parties evidencing the state of repair of the property at certain periods of time.


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Customer: Hi, but doesn't statutory declaration require the document to be witnessed and signed by a notary public? I need to write a document that would act like a witness statement - in the sense that it will be taken seriously, has the same weight and stature as any legal document but doesn't need to be witnessed or signed by legal professional. That it is a true statement as that person was aware and witnessed at that time. Please clarify further. Many thanx. Best regards T

Hi, a statutory declaration needs to be witnessed by a solicitor


Is there a particular reason why it cannot be witnessed by a legal profrssional?


costs and getting 5 people to see the same solicitor in one day to get their statement witness is something timewise I can't do as they are up in the Midlands and I am in London.

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