Promissory estoppel is used where, although there may not otherwise be a enforceable contract, because one party has relied on the promise of the other, it would be unfair not to enforce the agreement.
I dont think that would apply in your question your question would be formation of contract. Is there a seperate contract made for the extra stuff?
The hotel man does not state this. Also where is the contract formed? If it is formed downstairs then the hotel cannot add extra conditions (in the bedroom) after formation.
Havent got my contract books here now sorry or I would be more specific.
Do you think that there was a second contract formed? And what would you describe Ernie's statement as? Can Bert's interpretation of "it's our pleasure" be enforced?
Bert and Ernie - our contract lecturers are insane. I'm surprised it wasn't the Sesame Hotel.
I dont think that a reasonable person would regard that as a second contract - because Bert (is that the customer?) didnt intend it to be a contract it isnt sufficiently clear that its seperate and Bert didnt intend to create a legally binding relationship about this. Did Bert when agreeing to take the hotel room, know that the extra stuff wasnt included? You would also need to know whether he had ever stayed at the hotel before if the answer was yes then he could be reasonably expected to know that payment was expected.
I cant really be more specific without looking up stuff.
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