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What are the risks of being a witness for your workmate's house paperwork?
Hi. My workmate asking me to be a witness wile she and her partner signing house paperworks. House is still on mortgage. Guy bought the house with his ex, but now split up and probably agreed with his ex to be taken of from mortgage and instead add his new girlfriend on. Im really not sure hou does it work. And will i be risking any how as being as a witness. Any advice would be helpful

Anonymous

6th April 2022

Top Answer
Solicitor - It's not entirely clear from what you say but it sounds as though you are simply being asked to witness your workmate signing a legal document. If that is the case, then you are not accepting responsibility for the content of the document, just confirming that you witnessed the signatory sign the document.

Paul Maynard

6th April 2022

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NQ. Ensure you are not breaking any HR policies in your shared workplace. I don't think I could do this for a work colleague where I work.

Nicole Beauprez

6th April 2022

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NQ just completed house purchase. You are only signing to confirm that you witnessed the signature. The only thing you could potentially be liable for is if for example they sign the paperwork without you there and then you sign. For example if few years down the line they break up and one of them claims the partner forged the signature you will be asked to stand as a witness to the signature. Only agree to sign the document if you have witnessed both parties sign the document.

Bernard West

6th April 2022

1 upvote

Thank you all for advice

Anonymous

6th April 2022

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