Subject to Contract & Completion Notices

Lawyers often encounter difficulties with the age-old phrase ‘subject to contract’. With a large amount of legal work being carried out online at present, the problem has been magnified.  This one- hour lecture deal with the potential pitfalls of using this phrase and/ or of failing to use it. It also offers practical guidance in relation to how the phrase can be used effectively. The lecture also analyses recent Judgments of the Superior Court on the issue of Completion Notices.

Topics covered

  • Potential pitfalls
  • E- Contracts
  • What is a memorandum?
  • The doctrine of Part Performance
  • Completion Notices & General Conditions of Sale
  • The meaning of ‘Ready, Willing & Able’.
  • Completion Notices – Interest & Compensation

Learning outcomes

  • To have a clear understanding of the consequences of using the phrase ‘Subject to Contract’
  • To gain the knowledge that an E- Contract can be binding.
  • To understand the instances where a Memorandum for the purposes of The Statute of Frauds might be created.
  • To be able to advise a client on the consequences of failing to comply with a Completion Notice.
  • To be able to explain clearly the meaning of ‘Ready, Willing & Able’ in the context of Completion Notices.

Teaching methods:  

Discontinued 2019.

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

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