Hello, I came across a legal problem while revising where A had bought some land from B. A was 9 weeks into some construction work he was having done to the land when he realised that the foundations were sitting on top of a sewer. A now wants to withdraw from the contract, as to rectify the problem he will have to spend a lot of money, but the contract is not in writing, however, B was not aware of the foundations sitting on top of a sewer. Can B hold A to their agreement?
My opinion is that the mistake was a common error as both parties were unaware of this, however i'm not sure as a contract is not legally binding if it is not in writing according to the RWSA 1995.
Can someone please help me? Thanx
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- 03-04-2013 02:17