Both parties must sign the contract (or each must sign one of two identical copies) in order to satisfy the writing requirements of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 19891. The signatures need not be witnessed. One co-owner may sign the contract on behalf of all the co-owners. Similarly, one trustee alone may sign the contract for sale on behalf of his co-trustees. In either of the above cases it is advisable to ensure that the authority of all the co-owners or trustees is obtained as evidence that they all consent to the transaction. Where property is held
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