Where it is intended that a contract should come into existence upon exchange of contract document parts executed by the various parties, it was necessary for the parts exchanged to be identical. The effective date when parties are bound is the date of exchange.
 1 WLR 58,  3 All ER 830
England and Wales
Cited – Alan Estates Ltd v WG Stores Ltd and Another CA 1-Jul-1981
The proposed tenant wanted to get into possession, and was given a key and paid a quarter’s rent to the lessor’s solicitors to be held as stakeholders, before the lease had been formally granted. An undated lease and counterpart were executed and . .
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Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.219179