Loaning money to someone? Selling a business or property on payment terms? Make sure you get paid - get the borrower or buyer to sign one of these Promissory Note Forms.
A promissory note is a promise by the borrower to pay back the money at the agreed rate of interest by a specified date. Once it is signed, it is a legally binding contract. Some jurisdictions require a promissory note to be executed in front of a notary.
Polonius said 'Neither a borrower nor a lender be. For oft loan loses both itself and friend.' Good advice! However, if you do plan to lend money to anyone (including family and friends), then put it all in writing and signed before you hand over a penny. Otherwise you run a very significant risk of never seeing your money again.
Because a balloon mortgage does not amortize over its term, the borrower has to pay a balance at the end of the loan term. Use this Promissory Note template to set out the conditions covering repayment of the mortgage loan.
The borrower agrees to make monthly payments against the balance, until the date of the final payment.
The final payment will be a balloon payment which will pay the full amount of principal and interest outstanding at that date.
Sometimes when you lend money, you may decide not to charge interest. But you still need to get a promise from the borrower to repay the loan. Get the borrower to sign this Demand Promissory Note for principal only.