Contract Law: Effect of Death on Contractual Obligations

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In the case of Routledge v Grant, the defendant was bound to wait until the six weeks were over to revoke the offer.

False

In the case of Byrne v Tienhoven, the plaintiff received the letter of revocation before sending the acceptance.

False

A contract can be formed even if the offeror revokes the offer before the offeree accepts it.

False

The offeror can attach conditions to the offer that must be satisfied by the offeree before making acceptance.

True

The failure of the vendor to fulfill the condition in the Aberfoyle Plantation v Khaw Bian Heng case did not terminate the offer.

False

The acceptance of an offer is only valid if it is made within the specified timeframe.

True

The offeror is entitled to revoke the offer at any time before acceptance.

True

The case of Routledge v Grant illustrates the concept of revocation of an offer.

True

The contract legislation provides that a contract is formed only when the offeror and the offeree have reached a consensus.

True

The case of Byrne v Tienhoven illustrates the concept of acceptance of an offer by post.

True

This quiz tests your understanding of how a contract is affected when one of the parties dies. Learn about the rules and exceptions that apply in such situations, including when a personal representative can perform the deceased's obligations. Case law examples, such as Bradbury v Morgan, are used to illustrate these concepts.

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