Householders should keep all important documents in a safe place, however in the event of a fire or flood most companies and organisations will be able to provide you with new original copies.
We have provided a list below of who you should contact for certain types of documentation.
- Bank and Building Society books
Your Bank or Building Society can issue statements or duplicate books.
- Birth, Marriage and Death certificates
Contact the original Office of Registration, they will provide duplicates.
Contact your Solicitor.
- Divorce Decree
Contact the Court Officewhere the decree was made, they will assist in providing duplicates.
- Driving Licence and vehicle documents
All types of driving licenses may be replaced by the DVLC, Swansea, SA99 1AT
Your Insurance Company will provide a duplicate vehicle Insurance Certificate.
You will need to contact the garage which issued your MOT certificate for a replacement or have the vehicle retested.
- Photocopying of important documents
Some documents may be irreplaceable and it may be advisable for householders to have a photocopy of their important documents whilst storing originals at another location (ie. at their Bank or with relatives). The copies may be useful for reference purposes in the event of a fire or flood.
If photocopies are impractical it maybe advisable to note all your document policy numbers (ie. Passport, car insurance, house insurance, driving license) and keep them in a safe place, at your bank or with relatives.
Please note: A photocopy of any document can provide crucial information such as dates and reference numbers. However in the event of a claim, insurance companies may require original copies. For further clarification it is advisable to seek advice from your insurance provider.