How to witness an agreement of lease

Written by mike broemmel
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to witness an agreement of lease
There is no legal requirement to get the lease witnessed by a third party. (shironosov/iStock/Getty Images)

There are a variety of lease agreements permitted by law, the most common being residential and commercial. Across the country, the laws pertaining to lease agreements generally are uniform. Most of these laws lack requirements for witnesses, although they are permissible. However, as an added level of protection, many individuals and businesses prefer a witness to an agreement of lease. There are two routes to take in regard to witnessing a lease agreement.

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Written lease agreement

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Obtain a standard form lease agreement. Alternatively, draft a lease agreement.

  2. 2

    Schedule a time when you and the other party to the lease agreement can come together to sign the document.

  3. 3

    Select a location for the lease agreement signing where a solicitor is available.

  4. 4

    Sign the document in front of a solicitor.

  5. 5

    Have the solicitor stamp (or seal) the lease agreement, adding her own signature to the document. The act of stamping (or sealing) by a solicitor provides a legally, official witness to an agreement of lease. Keep in mind that generally speaking, there is no requirement for a lease agreement to be signed by a solicitor.

  6. 6

    Contact another individual or individuals with no interest in, or relationship to, the lease agreement to serve as a witness or witnesses. Using this type of witness is an alternative to having the lease agreement signed by a solicitor.

  7. 7

    Insert a signature line for a witness to the lease agreement (or lines if there are multiple witnesses).

Tips and warnings

  • Consider having a solicitor draft a lease agreement. Rather than taking your chances with the legality of a form lease agreement, you enjoy greater peace of mind by retaining a solicitor to prepare a lease agreement. The Law Society maintains directories of solicitors in different areas of practice, including property, and landlord and tenant law.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.