7 February 2011 by Louise Dawson

Seller bound by e-mail contract

The case of Nicholas Prestige Homes v Neal has recently been heard by the Court of Appeal. In this case, Mr Neal had entered by email into a sole agency agreement with Nicholas Prestige Homes to sell his property. He subsequently sold it through a third party estate agent and did not pay Nicholas Prestige Homes their commission. Mr Neal argued that there was no contract in place but the Court of Appeal held that a contract did indeed exist, and that Mr Neal had breached this contract by instructing the third party agent and therefore awarded damages to Nicholas Prestige Homes. The moral of the story? It is essential to take great care when dealing by email.

4 January 2011 by Sonal Ghelani

Property Prices

The latest house price index from Nationwide Building Society has revealed a 0.4% rise for the month of December compared with November, which means that house prices are now just 0.4% higher than this time last year.

21 January 2011 by

Glass half empty?

What is the current liability to pay Business Rates on empty commercial property? This is a significant cost consideration to both landlords, who may be considering forfeiting a defaulting tenant's lease, and tenants who are in financial difficulty.

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