What is backdating dating events birmingham


01-Feb-2017 16:34

For example, if a seller had sold his house in December then the seller could have taken advantage of certain tax benefits.

However, he only realizes this in January and so wishes to backdate the document to December.

The argument is obviously not valid if the transaction is one which is required by law to be in writing such as a transfer of land.

The best way to achieve this is to state openly in the document that it is recording an earlier oral agreement made on, and so is with effect from, a particular date and then date it the actual date it was signed.