160. Documents executed or signed in agent's name.

160.     Documents executed or signed in agent's name.

An agent who executes a deed in his own name is personally liable upon it, whether he discloses the name and existence of his principal or not1.

In respect of bills of exchange, cheques and promissory notes signed by an agent on his principal's behalf, the agent is not liable unless he signs his own name2, in which case he is personally liable even though he adds to his signature words describing him as an agent3, unless he makes it perfectly clear that he is signing only on his principal's