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HelloThis is Samuel. I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.A Land Contract is not mandated to be Notarized. It can still be enforced in a civil suit for breach of contract as long as it was signed legitimately by both parties.
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The requirement that the contract be acknowledged by a notary public only affects the recordability, and not the enforceability, of the land contract. See McKenzle v West Detroit Land Co., 241 Mich 129, 216 NW 438 (1927).
See also MCLA 565.351-.354; MSA 26.671-.674; Clawson Lumber Co. v Gray, 261 Mich 173; 246 NW 59 (1933), Mler v Hadden, 148 Mich 488; 111 NW 1040 (1907).
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