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Statutory Declaration Solicitor

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17/05/2022
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A statutory declaration (or stat dec) is a statement of fact that you create and sign in the presence of a Solicitor, Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths. You cannot use the same solicitor to help you prepare your stat dec and witness and sign the declaration

Stat decs are usually made for a:


The solicitor doesn't advise you on the transaction you are undertaking, their role is to hear and witness your declaration.

The Statutory Declarations Act 1835 is the law that governs the process for making a statutory declaration.

Under section 5 of the Perjury Act 1911, if you knowingly and wilfully make a statutory declaration that is false in a material particular, then you are guilty of an offence, and liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment for up to 2 years, or to a fine, or both.

Can I write my own statutory declaration?

You can write your own declaration or you may want to pay a Solicitor to create your declaration for you, to make sure it meets The Statutory Declarations Act 1835

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How do you write a statutory declaration?

All stat decs must contain the following wording:

“I (name) do solemnly and sincerely declare, that/as 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.”

It must be completely true and accurate. It must follow a set structure and contain very specific wording. Contact us if you would like a solicitor to support you in creating your stat dec.

How much does a statutory declaration cost?

Our solicitor can swear the signing of your declaration for a Fixed Fee of £150 INC VAT per person. Available from 01/03/2024*, via video call.

Who is Authorised to take a statutory declaration?

  • Solicitor
  • Notary Public
  • Commissioner for Oaths

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Caragh Bailey, Digital Marketing
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Caragh is an excellent writer in her own right as well as an accomplished copy editor for both fiction and non-fiction books, news articles and editorials. She has written extensively for SAM for a variety of conveyancing, survey and mortgage related articles.
Andrew Boast of Sam Conveyancing
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Andrew started his career in 2000 working within conveyancing solicitor firms and grew hands on knowledge of a wide variety of conveyancing challenges and solutions. After helping in excess of 50,000 clients in his career, he uses all this experience within his article writing for SAM, mainstream media and his self published book How to Buy a House Without Killing Anyone.

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