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    • Rheys99
    • By Rheys99 4th Dec 17, 3:54 PM
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    Anyone completed a Deed of Trust WITHOUT a solicitor?
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:54 PM
    Anyone completed a Deed of Trust WITHOUT a solicitor? 4th Dec 17 at 3:54 PM
    Just that really...anyone?
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 4th Dec 17, 4:28 PM
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    You could copy someone else's if they will give you a copy and you think it is relevant to your situation.
    I could not find any reliable templates for a DOT on the internet.
    A solicitor will probably charge 1-2 hrs for a basic DOT so say £150 - £500.
    There are several online website that offer to prepare a DOT for a fee but I have no idea whether they will be legally watertight.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 4th Dec 17, 4:40 PM
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    loads have done them with solicitors and make a complete hash of them not covering some of the important bits like(but not limited to)

    Triggers for sale or buyout(death, fallout, new partners)
    triggers for moving people in/out(new partners or lodgers if one moves out)
    can't pay won't pay
    not understanding the get your deposit back method.
    not accounting for maintenance/improvement properly when not owning 50:50
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 4th Dec 17, 4:46 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 4:46 PM
    Just because you can read about root canal surgery on the internet or watch a YouTube video doesn't mean it's a good idea to try it on yourself. The law, like dentistry, is probably one of those areas in which it's worth hiring a professional.

    And to pre-empt the inevitable chorus of "but this is a money saving site", all I'll say is that there is economy and there is false economy, and this question is one of the later not the former.
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