The open contract for the sale of land was held to be unenforceable because the memorandum relied upon omitted any reference to a term that vacant possession was not to be given until the vendor could make suitable arrangements for herself and her furniture.
Under an open contract for the sale of land, completion must take place within a reasonable time. What is a reasonable time has to be measured by the legal business which has to be performed in connection with the investigation of title and the preparation of the necessary conveyancing documents.
 1 All ER 460
England and Wales
Updated: 06 May 2021; Ref: scu.182544