Jun
23
2016

Can I draw up my own deed poll? Advice on drafting deed polls

Posted by Mark Keenan

Can I draw up my own deed poll is a question we often get asked here at Official-Deed Polls.

The law in England and Wales says that a deed poll can be drawn up by anybody as it is not a reserved activity under the Legal Services Act 2007.

Drafting your own deed poll can be done, but you need to correct wording and not every deed poll will be the same. There are websites that offer a free deed poll template, but they are generic and may not specifically suit your situation.

Paying Official-Deed Polls to draft your deed poll for you ensures that the deed poll you receive is tailored to your individual circumstances. We have priced the service so that it costs as much as a packet of cigarettes and will save you the time and hassle of preparing it yourself from a template.

You also get free support, so that if you encounter any problems with authorities, we can ensure that your deed poll is fully accepted. Many staff in authorities to do not understand how deed polls work, or indeed the law concerning them. They are under the misapprehension that only Solicitors can draw up deed polls and sometimes they can reject them because of ignorance. Official Deed Polls will contact organisations on your behalf to ensure they are appraised of the law.