In a world where businesses, service providers and individuals are working in different fields of specialty, it’s necessary to find the right business partner or in some cases buyer, all the while being able to ensure that the final business contract has an official letter of authenticity. What does a notarized letter look like?
The important thing to remember is that you should never sign anything without first going over all the points listed above with your potential partner. This will not only confirm that you’re not in any way dealing with a crook but also help to prevent further damaging the credibility of your business. It would be best to have everything signed in front of a notary public rather than allowing one of your associates to make a number of different signing marks on the contract.
Notarized letters are written on notarized legal-grade paper and attached to a contract which is then faxed to the other party for approval. Notarized contracts must be original documents. While they do not carry the same weight as actual physical copies, as the other party can go ahead and print a real notarized version of the document, you should still not sign anything if you are not 100% sure that the document you are working with is original.
The signature of the notary on the bottom is essential to the validity of the contract. On occasion there may be a mistake in the signatures as not all notaries are certified in this area, but this should not be a cause for concern. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that the notary on the other side of the agreement is also a notary.
If you’re signing a written contract for more than a few dollars, it’s advised that you include a scan of the original contract. This way, if the signature of the notary is off, there will be no recourse for the recipient. When the contract is notarized, the notary stamp has an automatic signature from the notary’s official standing and on the bottom, it will state clearly that the signature and stamp are official.
If you’re looking to get a legal document to support your business, it’s essential that the other party accepts the written contract as being original. In most cases, there is no need to stress this point as many companies will be honest enough to accept a signed contract as being original. This means that the notary who made the impression should have created a good impression as far as his handwriting is concerned.
The next step in the process of getting a notarized contract is actually verifying its authenticity. If a contract cannot be verified by a notary, this is usually a clear indication that the document isn’t original. In order to prove this, the notary should present a scanned copy of the original contract to the other party.
The document should then be scrutinized for inconsistencies such as missing or crossed out signature details. Any discrepancies should be noted and the document reviewed by an official that has the knowledge and expertise to determine whether or not the document is original.