|This took place in Florida.|
Notary is the also the property manager for the condo association where the Signer lives.
The Singer is a member of the condo association board.
The Notary emailed the Signer and told her that she, the Notary, would drop off a contract that needed to Signerís notarized signature. In the email, the notary told the signer that she could just sign the document and put it under the door mat and the Notary/property-manager would be by later to pick it up and she would sign it on her own time.
However, the Signer was home when Notary showed up with the contract. The contract was not completely filled out, the name of the condo association, address, and other important info were bank lines. The Notary pressured the Signer to sign saying that she, the Notary, would take care of the notarization and filing out the contract later.
This is a contract for about $40,000 of concrete work at the condo association.
What is your take on what the Notary did?
1) pressuring someone to sign a document that is not filled out.
2) Not notarizing the Signerís signature at the time that the signature was signed. The Signer did insist that the Notary do the notarization at the time, but the Notary just picked up the papers and left after the Signer signed.
3) The contract was addressed to the Property Management Company and no where on it was the condominium association named. So Iím thinking that the Property Manager is a party to this contract on some level and should not be notarizing the contact anyway.
Whatís your take on all this?