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In this case, it was a holiday. The measure of damages is the amount which will put the claimant in the position he would have been in had the contract been properly performed. It is particularly difficult to measure damages in cases involving building contracts as there are two ways in which the damages could, in theory, be measured:. A the damages could be the difference in value between the building as it has been completed and its value if it had been properly completed, or. B the cost of rebuilding so that it meets the required specifications. The usual measure of such damages is the cost of repairing the faulty work. However, this may not be the case where the costs of remedying the defects are disproportionate to the difference in value between what was supplied and what was ordered.
Reliance damages enable the claimant to recover compensation for expenses incurred in performing his part of the contract before its breach. Where applicable, they are given in place of damages for loss of bargain; the claimant cannot receive both. Test your understanding 9. III To put the innocent party in the same position as if the contract had been carried out correctly. Test your understanding I An order for specific performance will not be granted where damages provide an adequate remedy.
II An order for specific performance will not be granted where the contract is for personal services. A Alan has contracted to sell his house to Bob but has changed his mind and no longer wishes to sell it. B Chris has contracted to buy a new Ford motor car but the garage is now refusing to honour the contract. C Diane has contracted to purchase a number of tins of fruit for her business but the seller has now stated that he no longer wishes to proceed with the contract. D Eduardo has contracted to sing at a concert organised by Fernando, but Eduardo has withdrawn as he has received a more lucrative offer from Giovanni. A D Ltd is entitled to an order of specific performance, forcing C Ltd to carry out its contract.
This is a definition of a 'simple' contract. The limitation period for a contract made by deed a specialty contract is 12 years. All other contracts simple contracts have a limitation period of 6 years. A contract need not necessarily be in writing. However, a contract is valid only if both parties intend it to be legally binding. Disputes are settled under the civil law.
An advertisement, such as the statement in the newspaper, is an invitation to treat and is not an offer in itself. An invitation to treat is an invitation to others to make an offer. The withdrawal of an offer can be made before acceptance, and if an offer is withdrawn, there cannot be offer and acceptance. In the case of Dickinson v Dodds , it was held that the withdrawal of an offer can be communicated by a reliable third party, and does not have to be made directly by the offeror to the offeree. For a contract to exist there must be an offer and an acceptance. The offer was made on 1 September, the acceptance was made on 6 September, within the day period. The contract is valid from 6 September, the date of acceptance.
An advertisement is an invitation to treat, not an offer. When B Ltd placed an order for television sets, it was making an offer. For a contract to exist there must be offer and acceptance, so A and B are both incorrect, even though B might seem a logical position. D is clearly incorrect, since payment in advance is not a required condition for consideration in a contract. Since there has not yet been acceptance by either party, Alf is in a position to withdraw his offer, and can also refuse the offer by Bert. A fax is treated in the same way as a telephone conversation. The message must be received for the acceptance to be communicated.
Consideration occurs when one person does something in return for a promise by another party to do something else in return. There must be an exchange of undertakings. This occurs with example ii. It does not occur when the performance is a legal requirement. It does not apply in iii , because the performance of the act has not been in return for payment - the offer of payment only came later. Statement i is correct.
An agreement that is binding in honour only is not a contract as there is no intention to create legal relations. However, statement ii is incorrect. An enforceable contract does not have to be in writing. Conditions are the most important terms. Failure of a condition is so serious that the other party is not limited to seeking damages; he may also treat the contract as discharged by breach. However, it is incorrect to state that the contract must be terminated. The correct statements in the question provide a useful summary of the difference between conditions and warranties.
A warranty is a term which is incidental to the main purpose of the contract. Failure to observe it does not cause the whole contract to collapse. The remedy for breach of a warranty is damages. The remedies for breach of a condition are repudiation and damages. A clause excluding liability for damage to property through negligence is void unless it can be shown to be reasonable. Neither statement is correct. The clause will be included in the contract as Dave signed it. It is not automatically void under UCTA A condition is a major term, going to the root of the contract.
When breached, the injured party can repudiate the contract and claim damages. In contrast, when a warranty has been breached the injured party can only claim damages. The term renunciation refers to the situation where one party to the contract states or implies that he does not intend to carry out his future obligations under the contract. However, in some cases, the courts award 'reliance losses', i. Both ii and iii are therefore purposes of awarding damages. Damages are not intended as a punishment of the person in breach of the contract. Although specific performance is given at the discretion of the court, there are certain circumstances where it will not be given.
The two statements are examples of those circumstances. In English Law, the sale of land and property must be by written contract the transfer or title is by way of a Deed of Transfer or conveyance. If this contract has been signed, it may be specifically enforceable. In common parlance, if the parties have 'exchanged contracts' for the purchase of a house, the contract is enforceable even though 'completion' is not until a later date. Damages are intended to be compensatory and not punitive. In this case, D Ltd has not suffered loss because he can obtain at a lower price the same item that C Ltd has refused to sell. D Ltd is therefore entitled to nominal damages only. Contents [ Hide ]. A The terms of the contract are set out in writing. C The contract contains fewer than ten provisions.
D The contract is not supported by consideration. A 5 years. B 6 years. C 12 years. D 30 years. A A contract need not necessarily be in writing. Computer, monitor and laser printer. Good condition. B The statement is a 'mere puff or boast'. C The statement has no legal effect. D The statement is an invitation to treat. Is there a contract? A Yes, because the revocation has not been communicated.
C Yes, because Simon has agreed to keep the offer open. Even though W merely did what he was already contracted to do, this nevertheless conferred a practical benefit on R in that R not only avoided penalties under the head contract, but also the cost and aggravation of employing substitute contractors. It was R who had approached W and had volunteered the extra money. It would be inequitable to go back on his promise. I The performance of an existing duty under the general law. A I only. B II only. C I and II only. D III only. A Intention to create legal relations. B Consideration. C Capacity. D Legality. A Money. B Sufficient. C Of equivalent value to the goods.
D Accepted. C Neither I nor II. A website communication could therefore be considered either as an invitation to treat or as an offer, depending on the words used. It is therefore likely to prefer that its website be considered as an invitation to treat rather than an offer. This may be done by taking basic precautions, such as advising visitors to the site that the owner will not be bound by any communication from a third party, but will inform that party if it accepts the communication Gringras To be effective, acceptance must be communicated unequivocally to the offeror.
The offeror is therefore free to revoke the offer at any time prior to receiving acceptance. On the other hand, if there had been an instantaneous communication between the parties whether in person or by telephone the contract would be completed at the time that acceptance was heard by the offeror: this class of case being extended to a telex communication in Entores Limited v Miles Far East Corporation  2 QB In Brinkibon Lord Wilberforce said:. The House of Lords held that it should not depart from the principle laid down in the Entores case.
Their Lordships emphasised in Brinkibon the point made by Lord Wilberforce that the Entores case was concerned only with instantaneous communication by telex between the principals on either side and that there may be other cases which would provide a number of variations on that simple theme. In cases involving a facsimile transmission it is likely that the court will hold that there has been an instantaneous communication to the machine of the offeror in the same way that a telex communication was viewed as an instantaneous communication in both Entores and Brinkibon.
If the communication was made by email the answer depends on whether the email user had direct and immediate access to the person to whom the email is sent or whether the email was sent through the electronic equivalent of the postal service, an internet service provider ISP , which collected the mail. There is no scope under the Vienna Sales Convention for the operation of the postal acceptance rule, unless the parties themselves agree otherwise or there is a usage or custom to that effect. There is no requirement under the Vienna Sales Convention that the intended recipient be subjectively aware of the existence of a message. An issue arises as to whether in the domestic context the same result should pertain. Certainly it seems illogical that different results flow depending upon whether the contract is international or domestic in nature.
However, as this chapter is concerned with commercial contracts between businesses, it is probably sufficient to say that the contract must be supported by something of value, such as the promise of a party to provide goods or services, a promise to pay for goods or services, or the foregoing of a benefit eg, forbearance to sue. Given that the need for consideration may easily be circumvented by the use of deeds, and that consideration is not required as an essential element of a cause of action in contract in civil law countries, 34 there may be some justification to reconsider whether consideration should continue to be an essential element of a cause of action based in contract in New Zealand.
We leave this point open for submissions. Our current view, however, is that if there is sufficient support to abolish consideration as an element of a cause of action in contract, then that should be considered separately rather than in passing in this report. Thus, for example, a contract may be unenforceable if important terms are not settled at the time of offer and acceptance, but left for future discussion without any means of ensuring agreement.
A contract which does not state the price may yet be sufficiently certain if goods are to be supplied at a reasonable price, because a court could make an objective finding as to what constitutes a reasonable price for the goods. But if the contract merely stated that the parties must agree on the price, then there would be no such certainty, and the contract would probably not be enforceable Burrows et al Where such notice is given electronically, a question arises as to when precisely the offer is revoked. This question is not of mere academic interest, as the offeree may choose to accept and bind the offeror to the terms of the offer at any time until the revocation is effective, regardless of whether the offeror still wishes to enter into the contract.
The fact that the offeree does not actually read the message at the time it arrives will not prevent the revocation from being effective: The Brimnes  1 QB However, there are a number of factual issues which could potentially complicate matters, for example:. Although the legal effect of such features is as yet untested, they may at least provide evidence that the offeree has had access to a message. In the absence of an express limit, offers are regarded as open for a reasonable period of time Chitty on Contracts paras — What is reasonable in the context of an offer made by email may be considerably shorter than when the offer is posted conventionally, because email is generally a much faster form of communication.
This may be of particular importance when an offer is communicated by email, because of the potential for delays occurring between sender and recipient, and the inability of the sender to know whether the message has been read by the recipient. But it appears to be open to argue that delays caused by circumstances outside the control of the offeror may be considered as running against the offeree Gringras 18; Chitty on Contracts para For example, an offer which is delayed for hours or even days without fault on the part of either party could be considered as lapsed by the time it arrives.
Such uncertainty may have commercial significance when the message is an offer to enter into a contract, and the delay subsequently enables the offeror to either revoke the offer, or argue that it has lapsed. This could be resolved by deeming a message to have been received either at the time it was sent, or at the time it would ordinarily be received but for circumstances outside the control of the parties. If it is assumed that the postal acceptance rule does not apply, it would be possible for an offeree to email his or her acceptance, then decide to withdraw acceptance in a separate email sent 5 minutes later, and for the offeror to receive both these messages at the same time.
Common sense dictates that the earlier of these messages ie, the message which was sent first should prevail over the later, resulting in a binding contract, although there does not appear to be any authority which confirms this outcome Gringras Again, there is an absence of authority on the point. However, the authors of Chitty on Contracts suggest that such an outcome would not be inevitable, as the offeror must generally accept the risk that his or her offer will be rejected, and has no right to have the offer accepted. If so, an offeree could conceivably email acceptance, then revoke it by telephoning the offeror before the email arrives, although the opportunity to revoke such an acceptance would usually be brief.
For the purposes of this paragraph:. There is no allocation of risk for messages which are illegible; nor is there any provision for situations where the addressee is for any reason unable to retrieve his or her mail. This is consistent with the principle of technological neutrality; the law does not currently allocate risks for such events when communications are recorded and sent using paper, and should not therefore do so when electronic media are used. It also recommends a fall-back position under which the message would be received at the time when it comes to the attention of the addressee paras 4.
The Guide to Enactment states:. Accordingly, the Model Law cannot be regarded as a code to deal with all questions of law arising in a commercial context when business is being done electronically. So far as questions of attribution are concerned the most significant arguments in its favour are those adopted by the Australian Electronic Commerce Expert Group in Electronic Commerce: Building The Legal Framework. They were:. If, however, our major trading partners decide to enact legislation which is specific to the needs of electronic commerce contrary to the New Zealand approach of legislation covering the general rather than the specific it will be necessary to consider whether we should follow their lead to ensure uniformity of approach.
In those circumstances the question is whether our guiding principle 4 should be given more weight in this context than our guiding principle 2. To the extent that there is uncertainty, codification along the lines of article 13 could be useful for the avoidance of doubt. On the other hand, the Electronic Commerce Expert Group notes in its report that legislating rules on attribution of electronic messages would not remove any existing obstacle to electronic commerce para 4. Rather, such rules would be unique to electronic communications, contrary to our guiding principle 3 there being no statutory rules for the attribution of paper messages.
However, we recognise that the potential for electronic messages to be forged without forensic means of establishing this may ultimately be a factor in favour of statutory attribution rules. In chapter 7 we address the issue of electronic signatures, and draw the provisional conclusion that detailed rules for the use of electronic signatures are unnecessary at this time. Accordingly, we do not recommend that rules for the attribution of electronic messages should be enacted at this time. We feel that to do so would be unnecessary and inconsistent with our own guiding principles. However, we welcome submissions as to whether statutory rules on the attribution of electronic messages would promote electronic commerce by eliminating uncertainty.
Unlike contracts they do not require consideration to be proved. Many commercial lawyers draft contracts in the form of deeds in order to prevent any future argument that the contract is unenforceable for want of consideration. Further, under s 5 of the Property Law Act, there remains a requirement that corporations excluding companies and building societies under the Companies Act and the Building Societies Act respectively affix a seal to deeds. Formalities also encourage caution because of the likelihood that a person making a deed will obtain legal advice. The conclusion is consistent with the second of our principles for reform — that the principles underlying the law of contract should not be changed except to the minimum necessary extent.
Flexibility of rules of offer and acceptance. Reasoning: There were absolute conditions governing submission of tenders in a formal process. Tenders were sought from a small number of firms. Blackpool was the incumbent provider. Bids were requested by a public authority. For an acceptance to be valid these three criteria s must be satisfied: 1. The acceptance must be communicated to the seller. The terms of the acceptance must exactly match the terms of the offer. The agreement must be certain. Acceptance occurred by performing the contract without any complaints towards the terms of the contract. Pl wanted to sue def- needed leave to serve out of jurisdiction.
Silence: can it be acceptance? Claim failed-at relevant time horse still owned by n- no concluded contract with u bec no acceptance: Silence cannot be acceptance. Cross offers Tinn v Hoffman 29 L. H requested in the letter to T to reply to the offer by post. T wrote an offer to buy the same items from H for the same price. ISSUE: whether a contract has been created and if the answer is yes on who terms? HELD: no binding contract was created. For a valid contract to exist there must be an offer and communication between the parties on acceptance of that specific offer. Because no communication occurred between the parties no valid contract had arisen.
The Postal Rule Acceptance by post takes effect where and when letter is posted: Despatch Rule Exception to normal rule that acceptance must be communicated. L specifically requests that the method of reply must be by post. Letter arrives late to A who accepts the offer. HELD: valid contract. This was the first case to establish the postal rule. HS send an acceptance by mail which was nerver received by Dr H. ISSUE: whether postal rule can apply to this case? Held: No valid contract.B A Ltd entores v miles refuse entores v miles supply B Ltd entores v miles the advertisement is entores v miles an offer, but an Paul Berniers Letter To Timothy I Timothy Analysis to entores v miles. Like advertisements, displays entores v miles also invitations to treat under British law. A Alan has entores v miles to sell his house to Bob but has entores v miles his mind and no longer wishes to sell it.