All you need for your personal and domestic requirements ranging from a power of attorney, changing your name, to a resignation letter! This section covers a host of private areas such as wills and family matters such as separation and pre-nuptial arrangements.
An affidavit (pronounced AF-i-DAY-vit); Medieval Latin for "he has declared under oath") is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings.
An appeal letter is something you write if you feel you've been treated unfairly in some way, and you want someone to reconsider a decision they made about you. Hopefully this template letter will be useful for both the personal individual and organisations.
A 'business car parking licence' document. This can be used by owners, landlords, employers, or indeed by anyone with authority to allow parking.
Use this letter if somebody’s behaviour or course of conduct is troubling you. This could be a supplier, customer or even a neighbour! Feel free to download in 'word' and amend if you wish.
A formal notification of a change of address. Please consider who should receive this letter. Banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions are the obvious but how about schools, employers, friends even?
There are many reasons why someone wishes to change their name. Anyone over the age of 16 years can change their name for valid reasons. It isn’t permitted to use a change of name to pretend to be someone else or for fraudulent reasons. Be careful of changing a name to that of a trademark which is then used to pass off or sell similar goods. You may be in breach of trademark. You cannot change your name to anything that is offensive, blasphemous or promotes illegal activity, discrimination, or hatred. Names containing marks and numbers are not permitted nor can you give yourself a title without authority.
A letter advising people and companies of a name change. Please consider who should receive this letter. Banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions are the obvious but how about schools, employers, friends even?
This agreement governs the looking after children and can be used for regular or infrequent supervision periods ranging from fixed arrangements to sporadic babysitting.
A codicil is a document that amends an existing Will, but does not replace it. It allows you to change your will without making an entirely new Will, and must be signed in the exact same way as the Will was signed (although the two witnesses do not have to be the same two people that witnessed the original will). It is recommended that the codicil mentions the date of your current will so that it is clear that the codicil should be read in conjunction with it. If a will is altered by codicil, that codicil should be kept with the original will.
Use this letter if you're unhappy with any goods you have purchased and wish to complain or draw the matter to the seller's attention. Please feel free to download in an editable format if you wish to amend.
Use this letter if you are unhappy with services provided to you and you wish to complain or bring the matter to the attention of the person or business that provided the services to you. Please feel free to download in an editable format if you wish to amend.
A 'business letter proposing payments in instalments' document.
A declaration of trust allows you to set out how a property is owned in situations where you cannot or you do not want to register who really owns it at the Land Registry. The document creates a trust, appointing trustees to hold property for the benefit of the beneficiaries, e.g. third parties who helped you buy the property or your children. A Trustee is simply a person who is responsible for looking after the money or property that is held by the trust. Under the Trustee Act 2000, trustees are expected to act in a manner appropriate to the responsibility that comes with the position, and to protect the interests of the beneficiaries.
A 'personal flexible working request' template document, useful for the individual or indeed an HR function to have ready for employees.
A 'personal grievance letter' document, useful for any employee or worker to air grievances with a business, employer or HR department.
A resignation from you (an employee or a worker) to your employer, or HR department.
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent, attorney, or in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact.
A 'Home Office Rental Agreement' document useful for the self employed or those wishing to rent out. The home is clearly a most resourceful asset. With the advent of airbnb, not only have owners been letting out properties as holiday lets but there is a new trend to let out houses for office purposes. The self employed who work from home have been renting their home office space to their business for some time now.
a set of rules for occupants of rented property - useful for landlords, lodgers, or tenants.
An 'Invoice' document is a list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.. If you or your customer are VAT registered and VAT is chargeable there must be an invoice. If you find that your invoices are not being paid, you need to find out the reason very quickly as without cash-flow, your business will struggle. If this is the case, why not have a quick look at our debt collection letters?
A Will is a legal document that clarifies what should happen with your worldly effects when you pass away. About 31 million people in the UK have not made a will. There is no legal obligation to make one but it can be expensive not to do so. If you do not make a will, there is a risk that not all your estate will end up where you would like it to go. Surviving spouses only inherit a portion (not all) of your estate. This might not provide sufficient monies for them during their lifetime.
a letter confirming the termination of deliveries which could be anything for businesses, the self employed or personal individual
A 'Lodger Agreement' template document suitable for landlords or individuals. Some landlords do not use a formal written lodger agreement as accepting a lodger is not the same as taking in a tenant. If there is no written agreement, it can be difficult to know how to deal with problems that may arise. A formal agreement can therefore cover things you may not have thought of and will protect both parties’ position.
this is notice sent by a landlord to exclude security of tenure where more than one tenant in a commercial lease. In order to contract out security of tenure, the landlord must issue this Landlord's Notice to Exclude Security of Tenure and in response to this the tenant completes a declaration confirming that they understand and accept they are entering into a lease with no security of tenure. i.e. no guarantee of a new lease at the end of the term.
This is a landlord's 'business notice to exclude security of tenure' document where there is a single tenant of a commercial lease. In order to contract out of security of tenure, the landlord must issue a Landlord's Notice to Exclude Security of Tenure and in response to this the tenant completes a declaration confirming that they understand and accept they are entering into a lease with no security of tenure. i.e. no guarantee of a new lease at the end of the term.
a reciprocal decision by joint owners to sever a joint tenancy which is relevant to separation, landlord & tenant, personal, and property.
A 'personal notice to sever joint tenancy' document, which is relevant to property, separation, landlord & tenant, and personal.
A legal document which permits the sharing of parental responsibility of children. A person with Parental Responsibility cannot transfer their responsibility to another person - It can be shared, but not completely transferred. An unmarried father can obtain Parental Responsibility by entering into a Parental Responsibility Agreement with the mother.
An agreement useful for when either you or your neighbour plan to carry out works which might affect the other's property in some way.
A 'personal prenuptial agreement (prenup)' document. Pre-Nuptial Agreements in the UK are not binding on the Courts but they are allowed to be used in evidence as to what the Parties intended prior to getting married.
A promissory note is a written note of a promise to pay monies to someone - also known as an IOU, or loan agreement. It will have legal standing confirming that the borrower promises to repay to the lender a certain amount of money in a certain time frame.
An Inventory register document for both professional and private landlords. This document is free of charge (PDF download option only).
A 'personal revocation of power of attorney' document.
A 'Room rental agreement' document. This is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement which is only for private residential use when you want to formally rent out a room rather than the whole property.
A Sale of Personal Goods letter. Is it tempting to shake hands instead of getting a letter signed? It’ll be quicker and cheaper wouldn’t it? After all, we all know what we want – it’s clear from the emails! Well, you could trade/buy/sell/provide or receive services without a letter (contract) but both parties are leaving themselves wide open for potential hassles that a signed and agreed contract would eliminate.
a clean break separation agreement
A 'personal separation agreement' document.
a separation agreement with a provision for child maintenance
a separation agreement with a provision for spouse maintenance (no children)
This is a notice to break a lease or tenancy given by the Tenant. If an agreement says that a fixed term tenancy or lease can be ended early (broken), this means there is a 'break clause'. The agreement will confirm when the break clause can apply. For example the break clause might say that the tenancy or lease can be broken 6 months after it starts if 1 months’ notice is provided.
This ability can apply to both the landlord and the tenant.
A 'personal vehicle bill of sale' document for private sellers useful for businesses (other than the motor trade) or private individuals. This agreement is designed for a sale of a vehicle between private individuals or businesses and not the motor trade. A Vehicle Sale Agreement is a document that can be used to lay out the details of the sale of a vehicle from a Seller to a Buyer.