What if you can’t be present at the signing of the bill of sale?

by | Aug 3, 2022 | legal, Notary, Purchase realtor, Sale

You’ve bought a house together, but before you can yourself not be present for the signing of the purchase agreement. How can you make this solve?

Quite simply, we use digital a great deal sign via DocuSign. You will then receive the deed of sale digitally in your email and Within a few clicks, you’ve drawn these. This is completely legal.

Another solution is that you send an email to the notary who will do the transport and indicate that you authorize your broker to sign the sales contract on his/her behalf. Below you will find a sample letter in Dutch and in English.

Please call the notary beforehand to discuss this. discuss and check.

On another note, if you cannot be present at the delivery (key transfer/transport), then a notarized power of attorney is required. Arrange this in a timely manner.

Sample letter English:
Dear Notary,

From my broker (NAME REALTOR) I understood that I can authorize him to sign the purchase agreement on my behalf (ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE – offer/case number …….). This so I don’t have to come from COUNTRY especially for this. The selling real estate agent (NAME SELLING AGENT) will contact you to schedule the appointment for signing the deed of sale. My partner NAME is of course present. May I authorize with this email my broker (FULL NAME BROKER) to sign the purchase agreement on my behalf?

Sample letter Dutch:
Dear Notary,

I understand from my real estate agent (NAME MAKELAAR) that I can authorize him to sign the purchase agreement on my behalf (ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE – offer / case number …….). The reason is that I don’t have to come back here especially for this from abroad. The selling real estate agent (NAME SELLING OFFICER) will contact you to schedule the appointment to sign the bill of sale. My partner NAME is, of course, present. May I hereby authorize my broker (NAME AGENT) to sign the purchase agreement on my behalf?