North Eastern Properties Ltd v Coleman and Another: ChD 20 Aug 2009

The parties agreed for the developer to build and the defendants to purchase several apartments. The properties were not completed after a notice to complete and the purchasers purported to rescind the contract. The claimant completed the flats and in turn served notice to complete. The defendant now said that since the agreement included a discount not shown on the contract, it did not meet the 1989 Act and was void.
Held: The purchasers had not validly rescinded the contract. It was not possible to rescind a contract in only anticipation of a breach. Also the addition discount was expressly divorced from the contract at the purchasers’ own request, and the entire agreement successfully excluded it.
The parties had contracted for the sale and purchase of 11 flats in a development. The vendors issued completion notices, and the defendant failed to complete, and the claimants now sought specific performance.
Behrens J
[2009] EWHC B18 (Ch), [2009] EWHC 2174 (Ch), [2010] 1 P and CR DG3, [2009] NPC 106
Bailii, Bailii
Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 2(1)
England and Wales
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Updated: 24 March 2021; Ref: scu.375956