Can I sign an Offer to Purchase as a representative of another?

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Yes, but there are different requirements to be met depending on who you are signing on behalf of.

You may sign on behalf of :

  • another Individual when authorized by a Special or General

Power of Attorney

  • a Close Corporation, Company, Trust or other juristic entity when authorized by a Resolution of the Members/Directors/ Trustees/Board
  • an Estate Late when appointed as Representative/Executor by the Master of the High Court

It is important to note that when signing transfer documents by virtue of Powers of Attorney, there are specific requirements which must be met to be valid for acceptance by the Deeds Office. You should consult a Conveyancer to draft the necessary Resolutions / Powers of Attorney for you, before signing any Offer to Purchase, to ensure it is valid and acceptable.