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    Sally made an offer to sell her fish pond to Harry for £600 on Tuesday. Harry replied: ‘I will buy it if I can raise the money.’ Sally promised that she would not sell to anyone else before Sunday, and added that Harry could collect the pond any time before noon on Sunday. On Thursday, Harry phoned and left a message with Sally's son, Jack, saying that he had got the money and would come to collect the pond on Sunday morning. Jack forgot to pass on the message. On Friday, Sally was visited by Bob who said that he would pay £700 for the pond. Sally accepted this offer. Later that day Sally posted a letter to Harry telling him that he could not have the pond. The postman, delivered it to the wrong address and Harry, who never received the letter, appeared with a hired van to collect the pond at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning.Advise sally of her legal position.
    Is the offer a valid offer or invitation to treat?
    Is the acceptance valid if the message was left with the son and not actually communicated with the offeror? I know the revocation is not valid as it was never received.
    Please can you help interpret this.
    Would Sally have to pay Harry's damages (hired van) or was there no valid contract?
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    Acceptance needs to be properly informed
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    'if i can raise the money' - lacking in acceptance, no intention to create legal relations at this point
    Acceptance wasn't communicated and therefore no valid contract
 
 
 
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