Signing a contract

Myth or fact?

To sign a contract for the transfer of land in BC, you have to use a handwritten signature.
  • Myth
  • Fact

Whether it is a formal, typed document or handwritten on a piece of paper, once a contract is signed, it generally cannot be changed or broken unless both parties agree. You should not sign a contract unless you have read it, understood it, agree with it, and want to be legally bound by it.  

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in August 2019
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Mona Muker, BC Employment Standards Tribunal and Dale R. North, Davison Law Group

Mona Muker
Dale R. North

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