11th Mar 2019
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Do contracts have to be reduced to writing to be valid and binding?

There is a common misconception that exists amongst clients that an enforceable contract only comes into existence when the terms of the contract are reduced to writing and recorded in some form of a written document.   This is not so. It is only in the case of the sale of immovable property (for example your house) that the law requires the contract to be reduced to writing. For all other aspects where people or companies have dealings with each other that give rise to bilateral rights and obligations there […]