Posted by: Lilia Giles at February 10 2018 15:57:48.
This document should be read carefully by the parties and the guarantors, where applicable. Every party should then sign and return a physical copy of the loan agreement. Individuals should ensure that their signature of the document is witnessed by another adult person - over the age of 18.
Unsecured Loans – Most standard loans are ‘unsecured’. This means that if the borrower does not pay back the lender then the lender will have to take the borrower to small claims in order to court order for the borrower to pay back the money.
While these may not be things that lenders want to consider when loaning to someone they trust, it is important to protect both parties when lending money. If the person borrowing the money will not be able to pay it back for several months, they might feel more comfortable with the protection of a loan agreement template that states that prior to the exchange of funds. Filling out and signing a free loan agreement template takes very little time and effort, but can prevent many legal and personal problems later on.
Where the Lender has requested that the borrower provide guarantors, those guarantors should also carefully read the entire Loan Agreement and their guarantee obligations, and sign where indicated.