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Partnership agreement checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that you’ve provided all of the necessary information about the partnership relationship. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.

This Partnership Agreement is a special type of document called a deed. Deeds must be executed (ie signed) in a certain way in order to be legally binding. To sign your Partnership Agreement, you should:

  1. Print a copy of the Partnership Agreement for each partner.

  2. All partners should sign each copy of the Agreement. Each signature must be witnessed. A witness should be: 

    1. not another party to the deed (ie not one of the other partners)

    2. independent and unconnected with the parties (eg not a family member)

    3. over 18 years of age, and 

    4. of sound mind

  3. After watching a partner sign the deed, their witness should sign the deed and add their name, address, and occupation directly underneath the relevant partner’s signature.

It is usually possible for deeds to be signed electronically, but if this is done, extra care must be taken to ensure that all of the execution formalities for the particular type of deed are met. This deed is, therefore, designed to be signed by hand (ie wet-signed) to ensure that it is correctly executed (eg witnessed). 

For more information, read Execution of deeds.

Each partner should keep their own original signed Agreement.

A copy of your Partnership Agreement will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

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