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deed poll

A deed signed only by the grantor.This is the typical type of deed,but one rarely hears it called a poll deed or deed poll. Contrast with a deed indented, also called an indenture deed, which contained promises, representations, or warranties by both the seller and purchaser and so required both signatures.The documents were distinguished because the deed poll had a “polled” or clean-cut edge,while the deed indented had an indented or jagged edge.

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Eileen DeBont - aka Pudsey Bear - is dismayed that the UK Deed Poll Service says she still hasn't done enough to make her name change official and won't pay the agreed pounds 4,000 to Children In Need until she does
There is another form of deed poll but this involves attending the Supreme Court and can be the most expensive way to go about things.
The 18-year-old, from Milnsbridge, is such a fan of the soft drink he's applied to change his name by deed poll.