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VIC Statutory Declaration - How long should lawyer take to send?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Tessa, 2 March 2015.

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  1. Tessa

    Tessa Member

    2 March 2015
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    How long should it take for a lawyer to send me a statutory declaration?
    I have requested, in writing, from a suburban lawyer who held my deceased Mother's land title a statutory declaration, as requested by Land Victoria. The lawyer claims the title was picked up by my Mother and they have a receipt to prove this. Land Victoria still has them on its system as holding the title hence the need for a stat dec.
    So far it has taken 2 weeks despite a phone call, letter, and 2 follow-up emails (which they have not answered).
    How long is it reasonable to wait?
    Is there anything I can do to hurry them along?
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Not sure how long is reasonable though it might be a good idea to put in writing that if the form is not sent to you within 14 days then they become liable for any losses/costs you incur through their inaction.

    BTW, this assumes you have a legal right to request this information (eg. as executor).

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