In simple terms, a solicitor will check a document and then add a statement why they are certifying the document and then add their signature. The type of certification added to a document will depend on what the document is and why it is being certified. In many circumstances, a document may simply be certified as a copy, or as an original. If you are having your signature witnessed then the solicitor will add ‘signed in my presence’ or ‘witnessed by’ to confirm they saw the document being signed. Solicitor Certification on documents needs to be done correctly. It is important that documents contain the correct statement, are signed in a solicitor’s name and not the firm’s and that it is clear what date the document was signed.
EC and CC are the Encumbrance Certificate and Completion certificate.»Proceed