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    Dolphinlvr63 is offline Junior Member
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    notarized lease contracts

    What is the name of your state? virginia
    Do lease agreements/contracts from some where like staples have to be notarized to make it legal? I do own the property.....
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    Re: notarized lease contracts

    Originally posted by Dolphinlvr63
    What is the name of your state? virginia
    Do lease agreements/contracts from some where like staples have to be notarized to make it legal? I do own the property.....
    **A: no unless the lease is going to be recorded such as a commercial lease or master lease. If you are talking about a residential lease, use the Board of Realtors form rather than the generic form from an office supply store.
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    what does the word "SEAL" after the signatures mean?
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    Originally posted by Dolphinlvr63
    what does the word "SEAL" after the signatures mean?


    Thats where the notary seal goes, what is the name of the document you are using?
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    It's called a "residential deed of lease"From a supposed realtor. It was given to a friend of mine for me to use..I wasent to sure if that was what "seal" ment..or if i should go to somewhere like staples or if they would all have the word "seal" on them to make it legal....it doesent relly matter i just think it's a real pain.
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    Is this just for a plain old residential lease/rental agreement? You could go to Staples or even a property management company may have some they will sell to you.
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    Originally posted by Dolphinlvr63
    It's called a "residential deed of lease"From a supposed realtor. It was given to a friend of mine for me to use..I wasent to sure if that was what "seal" ment..or if i should go to somewhere like staples or if they would all have the word "seal" on them to make it legal....it doesent relly matter i just think it's a real pain.
    **A: I highly doubt that that is the actual title of the document since a lease is not a deed.
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    Maybe thats what Virginia's lease option deeds look like. Writer, read through that document you have and make sure its exactly what you want, if not, don't use it. The word "deed" sends up red flags for me, so its probably not what you want.
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    Writer, what is the purpose of the document? Are you going to rent out your property?
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    yes im trying to rent out property,but it's a first timer for me.The word deed on this form sends a red flag to me too.it is from a real estate office...i wonder were i may get a different one other than staples..thanks to all, for the replys!
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    Oh thanks souix, i read your reply over and saw your information on where to get different ones.
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    Dolphin, I gave you the answer in my very first post.
    Are you not reading my post on porpoise?

    signed,
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    AWWWWW im sorry homegaru.... ..I think this is a board one for va. realtors.. i just thought having to find a notary was a big pain in the yig yang......
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    A residential lease does not have to be notarized to be enforeceable.
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    THANK YOU!!!

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