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yvonne7495

  1 month ago

Will Signing

In order to complete our power of attorney and will trust agreement we need a witness to sign. Usually a helpful neighbour obliges in such situations but now it is more difficult.
We tried to do it today using her little wall as a table up beside her steep steps. We all wore masks and there were several pages to sign . I had a pen, a wipe, a tray to put the papers on and she stood in her doorway in her mask. It was then it started to rain heavily on the whole thing and we were concerned the forms would be smudged. I held an umbrella for her but it meant i was far too close and then the wind took the umbrella. Oh dear.
If we had a covered porch it might have given some shelter but it proved impossible! She has to see us sign several documents and then sign them herself snd we decided to try another day. Short of putting up a gazebo i dont really know how to do this-it could be days before the weather improves -not to mention her steep steps do get very icy. We thought of taking a table out there but the papers would still blow away. we are also trying not to inconveneince her too much as she does go elsewhere a lot and we have to make an appointment.
Have you had this kind of issue since lockdown and how did you make it work without breaking rules?
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PoohBah

  30 days ago
There's advice on solicitors' web sites. Here's one:
https://www.phrsolicitors.co.uk/legal-services-for-individuals/wills-and-probate/resources/how-to-witness-a-will-during-lockdown
The important things seem to be that the will must be signed by all parties in line of sight of each other (which could be through a window) and not by a beneficiary or a beneficiary's spouse or partner, and the witnesses, who must be over 18, must sign the original document, not a copy. Thus you could sign it while your neighbour and his wife watch through their window, then pass it to them and watch while they both sign, but you couldn't hawk it round two different houses.
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Chris563

  1 month ago
No not had a problem as we done our power of attorney and will a few years ago. Reply
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Ed777

  1 month ago
Why not just it through her window, watch her sign it and then she passes it out again, all gloved and the window closed while she reads/signs it? Reply
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yvonne7495

  1 month ago
i just had an idea that it could be done with two cars side by side and witnessed through windows but she doesnt own a car Reply
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
Luckily now Yvonne . I wish you good luck . Reply
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gljcleeve

  1 month ago
I'm sure that you could witness it from a safe distance and have everyone wear a new set of surgical gloves and their own pens to avoid passing germs around. Reply
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Minnie1956

  1 month ago
It might be worth phoning a local solicitor and asking their advice for the current situation. Reply
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
If I was asked to witness such a document and knew the person, I would just do it and not expect to actually watch the other person do it first... Reply
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SimonGUK

  1 month ago
I have a similar issue right now and am unsure how to resolve it. I have leasehold deeds that need witnessing. My current "best idea" is to ask one of the more friendly staff at the local Co-op - at least I would have a legitimate reason for being there! Reply
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