Does a contract for deed for residential property in Texas have to be notarized by both parties if signing separately?

Asked over 1 year ago - Dallas, TX

The buyer emailed seller a contract of deed without the buyers signature, date or notarized. Sellers signed, dated and was notorized and those documents mailed back to the buyer. Buyer never sent via email or mail a copy of the contract back to the seller with the buyers signature, date or notarizing. When questioned, buyer presented contract with his signature, date that was written in is dated earlier than the original contract was emailed, and the buyers signature was not notarized. is the contract automatically voided because the validity of the buyers signature was not notarized even if it has been over 3 years since sellers signed and notary is presence.

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  1. John R. Bonica

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    Answered . No.

    Legal disclaimer: John Bonica is licensed to practice law only in Texas. His response is not legal advice and... more
  2. Robert Neil Newton

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    Answered . No. However, the Buyer should have delivered a copy of the fully-executed (or buyer executed) contract.

    The above statements are provided as general information and not intended as legal advice. Each matter has its own... more
  3. Michael T Millar

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    Answered . Unless the contract states otherwise, you can sign separate copies. Contracts, generally, are not required to be notarized to be enforceable.

    If this answer was helpful, please mark it as helpful or as a best answer. This answer is for general education... more

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