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In another example, imagine a landlord who doesn`t want to rent an apartment to a minority candidate. The landlord finds a non-minority tenant and dates that tenant`s signature to affirm that the non-minority tenant rented the apartment prior to the minority applicant`s application. Such repatriation may be unlawful because it was intended to mislead the minority candidate and facilitate unlawful discrimination against the owner. Many jurisdictions allow contracts whose effective date is before the date of signing of the documents. This is usually called “retrodating”. Just because you`re able to return a contract near you doesn`t mean it`s a good idea to do so. Downgrading a contract can have some negative effects. Potential drawbacks can be the following: it`s a common myth that parties can date a commercial or technological contract to ensure it covers events that occurred before the date of signature. However, such termination of a contract can constitute a criminal offence and can often be avoided altogether, as the same effect can be achieved with a careful legal form. 4. Has the document been downgraded in order to meet (or avoid) compliance with the law or regulation? CONSIDERING that on or around 15 July 2018, the seller began selling supplies to the buyer under an oral agreement on the basis of the conditions described in the offer; and a retroactive document to achieve a more favorable legal outcome is probably also illegal.

For example, when a document is signed in January, but it is dated to December to get some tax benefit, it is likely illegal and may be criminal. For legal reasons, you should refrain from the use of reconstituted documents. In other words, cases when it is appropriate to use demoted documents are rare. However, in practice, demoted documents are used, for better or for worse. If, in the example above, it is assumed that the seller presented on December 15 a contract with products delivered from February 1. Suppose the customer signs the contract on January 15, but the seller asks the customer to return it until December 30 so that the seller achieves a higher turnover for the calendar year and receives a greater bonus. This refund would be misleading and would not be appropriate….