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Home Q&A Forum Does a contractor agreement need notarization?

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Contractor Agreement

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Asked on Oct 22, 2023

Does a contractor agreement need notarization?

I am a property owner who recently hired a contractor to complete a renovation project on my home. I have been presented with a contractor agreement that needs to be signed by both parties, but I am unsure if the agreement needs to be notarized. I am seeking advice from a lawyer to ensure that I am correctly following the legal requirements in this situation.

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Construction Contractor

Washington

Answered 244 days ago

Merry A.

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I have never heard of this type of contract being notarized - what is far more important, however, are all the terms of the agreement - especially such things as timelines, milestones, cost overruns, etc. If you are signing a contract for more than a few thousand dollars, I urge you to have a construction contract attorney review the contract before you sign it. I come across SO many problems with residential contractors I couldn't begin to list them all!

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