How to Witness an Agreement of Lease

an Agreement, Lease

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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.

Obtain a standard form lease agreement. In the alternative, draft a lease agreement.

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

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

Sign the document in front of a notary public.

Have the notary public stamp (or seal) the lease agreement, adding her own signature to the document. The act of stamping (or sealing) by a notary public 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 notarized.)

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 notarized.

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

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Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

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