Digital Signatures in AST from RLA
I'm trying to complete the AST I've downloaded from the RLA members' page for a new tenancy and am unsure about how the process should work when it comes to the digital signatures, so I have a few questions:
1. Must I include location information (one of the fields that can be recorded when creating the digital ID) for it to be a legal document? Your 'Completion notes for AST' document appears to suggest this (notes for field 'u' conclude with the text 'for service of documents. This is your official address') although I suspect this is a formatting error with that completion notes document and the comment about the 'official address' actually relates to preceding field, 't'.
2. Do I complete the document, send it to my tenant for review, get them to digitally sign it then return to me, upon which I then digitally sign it, lock the document and return a copy to the tenant? All of this electronically, of course.
3. Are digital ID (signatures) valid for the AST to be legally binding?
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