Alive & kicking

By Beth Richards

As notaries, we get some extraordinary requests: for example, a client comes to the office and ask us to verify he or she is still alive!  The document required may be called ‘proof of life’ or ‘certificate of life’ or ‘declaration of existence’.  The most frequent reason for needing this service is in order to…

Buying abroad

By Beth Richards

Many elements of a notary’s work involve buying or selling real estate outside the UK; be it … Land: regulated, unregulated… Buildings: Residential; second homes, investment property, off plan apartments, villas, re-sales, repossessions, time share or fractional ownership… Commercial: industrial, storage, offices… In the UK the role of the notary in connection with buying foreign…

Notarised-Translations

By Beth Richards

As well as using in-house skills, we work with bonded translators.  This means that whatever the language your document is in, we can get it translated.

Getting married outside the UK

By Beth Richards

You may need a Certificate of No Impediment (obtained from your local registry office in the UK) this may need to be notarised. If you have been married before, then the Certificate making Decree Nisi Absolute or your previous spouse’s Death Certificate (if applicable) may also need to be legalised.