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).
- "Leases & Rental Agreements;" Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner & Janet Portman; 2009
- "Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell;" David S. Hill; 2004
- "The Landlord's Book of Forms and Agreements;" Cliff Roberson; 2005
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