Subject to Contract | Conditional Contract

Subject to Contract (STC) Words used, primarily in English law to indicate that something set down in writing is not intended to commit the writer until a binding and concise form of contract is entered into. “The matter remains in negotiation until a formal contract is settled and formal contracts are exchanged”, Keppel v Wheeler [1927] 1 KB 577, 584 (CA) (Winn v Bull (1877) 7 Ch D 29; Law v Jones [1974] Ch 112, [1973] 2 All ER 437 (CA); Eccles v Bryant and Pollock [1947] 2 All ER 865, … [Read more...]

Email Legally Binding | Writing Sale of Land

When is an Email Legally Binding? Most contracts for the sale of land must be in Writing. So when is an email legally binding? In English statute law, ‘writing’ is defined to include “typing, printing, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing or reproducing words in visible form”, Interpretation Act 1978, Sch. 1. (Under this definition strictly an electronic document is not ‘writing’.) A requirement that estates or interests in land should be created or transferred in … [Read more...]