How to sign your lease online

Interested in how to sign your lease online? The Covid-19 crisis has forced real estate companies to digitally transform their processes. As a result, they are now increasing their productivity and taking advantage of new business opportunities. In this context, eSignatures are powerful assets for this sector allowing to close contracts faster, avoiding unnecessary travel and reducing costs.

This article will explain the steps for signing rental contracts remotely thanks to the tools offered by Viafirma, both for future tenants and for real estate companies that wish to close rental agreements online.

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Sign your lease online, is it possible?

According to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, electronic signatures are as legally binding as handwritten signatures– SECTION 101 General Rule of Validity sets out: ”a signature, contract, or other record relating to such transaction may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form; and a contract relating to such transaction may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because an electronic signature or electronic record was used in its formation”.

At EU level, according to the level of security of the signature, eIDAS Regulation defines three types: simple, advanced and qualified electronic signature. These are all fully legal and will hold up in a court of law.

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4 benefits of electronic signatures for the real estate sector

If you work in real estate, then you know that formalizing and signing rental contracts is no simple task. Besides, COVID-19 has changed B2C, as most clients now choose companies that are able to solve procedures remotely.

Below are some advantages of eSignatures in real estate:

  • Enable both the landlord and tenant to sign the contract electronically without individual or corporate certificate.
  • Accelerate the completion of any contract, avoiding unnecessary print and travel.
  • Help offices go paperless digitizing all documents and frees up space.
  • This type of digital tool offers an added value compared to others in the market and will help to attract more customers.

Viafirma allows you to send the same lease contract to be signed by the landlord, tenant, guarantor and by your real estate company without requiring electronic certificate

Viafirma Documents: The most comprehensive eSignature solution on the market to automate real estate processes

Viafirma Documents is not only a simple solution to send documents for signature. You can design templates that prevent you from uploading the same document every time you want to send it for signature, which will help to get your contracts signed on the same day. It also allows requesting compulsory legal evidence from signers, such as an ID card picture, location where the agreement is formalized or to tick checkboxes to agree to the clauses of the contract.

Our tool offers high levels of security and strictly adheres to regulations in force. It can be used in face-to-face and online transactions using biometric signature or SMS OTP, respectively.

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