HMCTS has provided a list of common errors it has found in statement of truth applications.

From November 2018, executors no longer need to formally swear an oath before receiving a grant of representation. Instead, executors can apply for probate using a statement of truth (SoT), which will just need to be signed, not sworn.

The Winchester District Probate Registry has published a list of common errors (Word, 145KB) it has found in SoT appplications, which include:

  • date of birth omitted
  • medical evidence not supplied
  • copies of LPAs not attached.

It has also provided us with some sample SoT documents for: