Here’s what you need to know about counterpart clauses in your deeds and agreements.
A counterpart clause means that you can sign (aka execute) one copy of a deed or agreement and the other party can sign another copy.
All parties signatures don’t need to appear on the same deed or agreement to be binding.
Here’s a sample counterpart clause:For signing agreements, be sure to check out this .
This Deed may be executed in any number of counterparts. All counterparts, taken together, constitute one deed. A party may execute this Deed by signing any counterpart.
If you have many parties to a deed or agreement, you’ll want to use a counterpart clause for efficiency’s sake.
Be careful not to make the assumption that you can signing in counterparts is acceptable for all deeds and agreement.
You’ll need to see a clause in that deed or agreement that permits counterpart signatures.
One of the requirements of a deed is that it needs to be on paper so when you sign a deed that allows for counterparts, you’ll need to sign on paper.
This tip is especially important for deeds that have witness sections - i.e. an individual that signs a deed with a witness section underneath.
If you want to learn more about signing deeds, you can read our article here.For signing agreements, be sure to check out this article.