Partnership Deed : Partnership deed is an agreement between the partners of a firm that outlines the terms and conditions of partnership among the partners.
A partnership deed is a legal document containing the details of the partnership firm, its partners and their rights & responsibilities.
It is signed by all the partners hence they are abiding to the deed. A deed is a form of contract with additional formalities such as witnesses or a company seal.
In common law jurisdictions certain types of agreements are required to be signed as a deed, such as powers of attorney or property transfers.
A partnership deed is an agreement between the partners establishing the partnership and setting out what has been agreed between them – e.g. rights, obligations, how profits are to be shared, etc.
A partnership is a business relationship in which the partners share in the profits and risks of the business.
What is Partnership: As per Section 4 of The Partnership Act, 1932: “Partnership” is the relation between persons who have agreed to share the profits of a business carried on by all or any of them acting for all.
Is a partnership firm a separate entity?
The partners in a partnership firm are the owners, and thus, are not a separate entity from the firm. Any legal issues or debt incurred by the firm is the responsibility of its owners, the partners.
How many partners can there be?
A partnership must have at least two partners. A partnership firm in the banking business can have up to 10 partners, while those engaged in any other business can have 20 partners. These partners can divide profits and losses equally or unequally.