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CONTRACT: A question of interpretation

03 May 2017  

Sandra Clarke examines the factors that determine a contract for the disposition of an interest in land

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Rollerteam Ltd v Riley [2016] adds to the decided cases surrounding s2(1), Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989), a provision that has required considerable judicial interpretation. This article considers the main aspects of the section that have required consideration.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Firstpost Homes v Johnson [1995] 1 WLR 1567

    Helden v Strathmore Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 542

    Herbert v Doyle & anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1095

    Joyce v Rigolli [2004] EWCA Civ 79

    Matchmove Ltd v Dowding & anor [2017] WTLR 265

    McLaughlin v Duffill [2008] EWCA Civ 1627

    Record v Bell [1991] 1 WLR 853

    Rollerteam Ltd & anor v Riley & anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1291

    Rossiter v Miller (1878) 3 App Cas 1124

    Spiro v Glencrown Properties Ltd [1991] Ch 537

    Target Holdings Ltd v Priestley & anor (1999) 79 P&CR 305

    Yaxley v Gotts & anor [1999] EWCA Civ 3006

    Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd & anor v Cobbe [2008] WTLR 1461