Are online deed polls legally binding?

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Are online deed polls legally binding?

A question we frequently get asked by our clients before they proceed to change their name is, “are online deed poll documents legally binding like other deed polls”, to which the answer is, yes absolutely.

A deed poll drafted by Simply-Deedpolls will be accepted by HM passport Office, DVLA and all other government departments, agencies and organisations.

Changing your name online via a deed poll, will enable you to update your passport, driving license and all other official records you have such as any credit / debit cards.

Obtaining a deed poll is the easiest way to provide legal proof of a name change, which will be needed when updating documents or records.

What are the benefits of changing your name by deed poll online?

There are many benefits to using an online deed poll provider to draft your deed poll documents, in comparison to using a solicitor.

The two main benefits to using our online deed poll services are;

  • Low cost of service
  • Fast and efficient turnaround

Solicitors typically charge over £80 + VAT to draft a deed poll for you, which is an unnecessary amount of money to pay for a document that we can draft for you from just £12.99.

You can apply online in less than 3 minutes and have your deed poll documents arrive at your door within 1-2 working days, making it the quickest and easiest way to start the process of changing your legal name.

Most solicitors will take longer than 3-4 days to process your deed poll, which will delay having your official documents updated into your new name.

Why are some online deed polls so expensive?

A lot of our customers have questioned why our deed poll service is just £12.99 when others charge as much as £29.00 – £33.00 for the same document.

There is no real explanation as to why they charge so much for a deed poll. Our aim is to make changing your name a cheaper, quicker and all around easier process compared to what you would receive if you used a solicitor.

As a deed poll is a legal document, it can be drafted by anyone as long as they know the correct wording and format required to make it legal, such as our paralegal staff who have drafted thousands of deed poll documents.

You can use a solicitor for upwards of £80.00, an online deed poll provider charging nearly £35 or Simply-Deedpolls from just 12.99.

We provide you with an equally legal deed poll document, which will enable you to change your name and update your official records, just for nearly a ⅓ of the price!

If you are interested in reading about the different costs involved with changing your name, why not read our detailed guide on how much it costs to change your name?

Are the deed poll documents you draft any different to others?

The only difference between other deed polls and ones drafted by Simply-Deedpolls will be the company seal that companies use and the paper that your deed poll is drafted on.

We draft all deed polls on high-quality paper, which will have our company stamp printed on it so organisations who want proof of your name change recognise that we provided it to you.

The deed poll documents that we provide you with are just as legal as any others, and we provide a 100% guarantee that your deed poll will be accepted everywhere you need to update of your name change.

How does changing your name online work?

Changing your name is actually a very quick and simple process, and does not require the services of a solicitor in order to make your name change legal.

There are 3 main parts to changing your name through an online deed poll provider, which are as follows;

Step 1 – Apply online and provide us with your name change details, which consists of;

  • Payment information
  • Your current name
  • Your new name
  • Postal address
  • Whether you were born in the UK or not.

Step 2 – Receive your deed poll application within 1-2 working days, which will include full instructions on;

  • How to sign your deed poll.
  • How to witness your deed poll correctly.
  • A list of record holders you should notify of your name change.

Step 3 – Update all official record holders of your name change by sending them your deed poll or a legal copy with the personalised cover letter that we provide you with.

At this point, you have now changed your name and you should abandon the use of your former name.

How long does it take to change my name?

You should have now discovered that deed polls that are drafted by online providers carry just as much legal effect as deed polls drafted by solicitors.

In saying this are there any other differences between an online deed poll and a deed poll drafted by a solicitor?

The main difference between the two is the timeframe in which you can receive your deed poll documents and process your name change.

Using Simply Deedpolls will enable you to change your name within two to eight weeks, following our instructions on executing your deed poll and notify every one of your name change.

Find out exactly how long your name change should take to complete.

Are you looking to change your name by deed poll?

Find out how to change your name through Simply-Deedpolls and discover how quick and easy it is to legally change your name without spending a fortune.

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