Posted by Ed Copp (OH) on January 27, 2001 at 17:03:30:
It does not have to have any numbers on it. It just needs to refer to another agreement usually by date etc. and to guarantee the performance of that agreement.
Having someone not want to sign a mortgage is a pretty simple thing to overcome, call it something else. Like:
Agreement to perform
The important thing is to get this document into recordable form, get it signed, and get it recorded. If you do not know how to do it right the first time, hire help (a lawyer).