Posted by: Terri Long at February 02 2018 19:46:21.
In addition to the above information, some lenders add additional provisos to a loan agreement. Again, the terms of the loan must be clear. The borrow must agree to the terms in the document. Both the borrower and lender sign the agreement when the draft is complete. A witness is recommended but not always a legal necessity. A lender and/or borrower will need to find out the laws where you reside to see if a witness or notary public must see the parties sign the document, then both parties will have to provide proof of identification before signing in front of a legal notary.
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.
A loan agreement doesn’t just prevent the lender from being “cheated”, it clarifies the terms of the loan and protects both parties. You’ll notice several things when browsing a sample loan agreement. A free loan agreement template clearly defines all parts of the loan so there are no misunderstandings later on.