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Question: X sends a letter to Y proposing to sell his house to Y for a certain price. When is the communication of the proposal completed? [DJS 2008] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [X sends a letter to Y proposing to sell his house to Y for a certain price. When is the communication of the proposal completed?] Answer Section 2(a) defines a proposal as “when one person signifies to another his willingness to do or abstain from doing anything, with a view...

Question: X sends a letter to Y proposing to sell his house to Y for a certain price. When is the communication of the proposal completed? [DJS 2008]

Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [X sends a letter to Y proposing to sell his house to Y for a certain price. When is the communication of the proposal completed?]

Answer

Section 2(a) defines a proposal as “when one person signifies to another his willingness to do or abstain from doing anything, with a view of obtaining the assent of that other to such act or abstinence, he is said to make a proposal.”

As per the definition, a valid proposal has two main parts.

  1. An expression of the offeror’s willingness to do or abstain from doing something and
  2. It is made with a view to obtaining the assent of the offeree to the proposed act or abstinence.

While making a contract, it is essential that the offer should be communicated to the other party. A proposal is complete when it is communicated. (Section 3)

Section 4 provides that the communication of a proposal is complete when it comes to the knowledge of the person to whom it is made.

Thus, in the present case at hand, when X sends a letter to Y proposing to sell his house to Y for a certain price. The communication of the proposal gets completed when it comes to the knowledge of Y i.e. when Y receives the letter of offer.


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Updated On 7 Jan 2022 4:25 AM GMT
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