Recent cases on formation of contracts of sale of land

Date uploaded:
26 Nov 2020

In this session Philip Barton deals with all Supreme Court and County Court cases over roughly the past 5 years on contracts of sale of land, under the following headings –
1. Offer and Acceptance including a solicitor’s authority to conclude a contract and a company director’s authority to make a contract
2. Masters v Cameron cases – covering the 4 Masters v Cameron categories and contract interpretation.
3. Statute of Frauds
4. Void for Uncertainty
5. Estoppel against denying existence of a contract
6. Section 32 statements - in particular the effect of no section 32 statement, examples of statements complying or not complying with section 32, and possible excuse of a vendor for non-compliance.
7. Cooling off under section 31 Sale of Land Act and in particular whether a purchaser can withdraw a cooling-off notice and whether there is any forfeiture of deposit if none of the deposit has been paid.

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