Signing a rental agreement digitally
Signing the lease is a priority to enable tenants to take advantage of their rental as soon as possible. It’s an essential stage for the landlord or estate agent in charge of the file as well. To facilitate this transaction, Connective provides the possibility to sign the rental agreement digitally.
Signing a rental agreement digitally: a legal and reliable procedure
Digital signing has made it possible to sign documents legally for more than twenty years. The law of 13 March 2000 established the same legal value for a digital signature as for a handwritten signature. And although this new technique took time to become habit, many professionals now use it every day.
This is real progress and really handy for landlords and tenants who are obliged, by the French ALUR property rental law, to provide very many documents and appendices to fill in the rental agreement application.
In this way, signing the rental agreement digitally streamlines the file, while facilitating contract completion in a completely legal way.
How the digital signing of rental agreements works
Today, more than ever, many procedures now take place online. And although visiting the accommodation with the future tenant seems essential, the administrative procedures that complete the rental contract do not necessarily require meeting in person. In this way, it’s possible to sign the rental agreement with an e-signature, by following different steps:
This procedure only takes a few minutes. Then, each party receives the signed digital document by email, but the lease can also be found in the personal account storage of the digital signature solution. After each deed has been signed, the signatories receive a digital signature certificate (DSC).
Can you sign the rental agreement appendices digitally?
Whether the rental agreement is digital or not, it requires many appendix documents that also need to be signed. Again, it’s completely possible to sign them digitally. This involves many documents.
Why sign a rental agreement digitally?
Digital signatures are very beneficial solutions for signing a rental agreement, for all the parties concerned.
The owner is also reassured, because most unpaid rental guarantee insurances can be signed digitally.
Saving time and money
By copying the handwritten inventory onto a computer, drafting, writing, sending and signing rental agreements digitally avoids toing and froing, postal costs and time-consuming meetings;
Making a gesture for the environment
Signing digitally avoids lots of printing on paper.
Being sure of a secure signature
Secure identification and information encryption, required by the eIDAS regulation, enable you to obtain a highly reliable signature.
Giving an innovative image of the real estate sector
New practices are always welcomed, above all when they make everyone’s lives easier.
Signing a digital rental agreement:
points for attention
A tenant may be tempted to trust a digital document more easily, or at least pay less attention. However, there are several items of information on the rental agreement that must be checked before signing digitally: