1. What is a master title deed?
The Master Title Deed is a Deed Poll. The most common type of Deed Poll is a legal document that provides evidence of your wish to change your name. Deed Polls are most commonly used in cases of marriage or divorce when effecting a change from Miss to Mrs or vice versa. The Master Title Deed asserts your right to take a new title. It can also be used to change your name.
Owners of a small Scottish estate have every right to adopt the title of Laird, Lord, or Lady. The Master Title Deed gives effect to your choice.
Deed Polls need not be used in Scotland and some other jurisdictions. As this may vary country to country, we would advise you look into it in your country of residence.
2. What if I get married or change my name?
Simply request a reissue of documents, which you can find in our Accessories Shop. There is a small cost (£5.99) associated with this request.
3. Can I change the name on my bank account, credit cards etc?
Many of our customers decide to ask their bank to add their new title to their bank account and their credit cards. We include in each gift pack the Master Title Deed, accepted in many jurisdictions internationally which recognise Deed Poll documents. The Master Title Deed may be used to confirm your new title to your bank and even government agencies. Where local law permits, this will enable you to change the title on documents to Laird, Lord or Lady.
Please note that government documents which do not display any title, such as all passports and in some jurisdictions your drivers licence, cannot be changed.
4. My bank has refused to recognise my master title deed. What should I do now?
Simply inform your bank that your Master Title Deed is a Deed Poll, and that you are notifying them that you have changed your name or title. No bank – or any other agency for that matter – has any say in your change of name or title.