My partner HATES house hunting and my eldest daughter is also developing a dislike for it. So I'm now on my own doing all the house hunting these days. In order to spread the land tax free threshold, I'm planning to buy my next IP in my partner's name. I know how to go about this at auction, but in a private treaty, am I able to sign the contract of sale on her behalf on the proviso that she comes in to sign at a later stage? I've been in a couple of situations where I've had to move very quickly, so waiting for my wife to physically sign might make me miss a deal or two.