Valid contracts for the sale of land
For a contract for the sale of land to be valid it must comply with section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989. This section requires:
1. The contract to be in writing.
2. The contract must incorporate all the agreed terms. This can be in one document or by reference to another document.
3. The contract must be signed by, or on behalf of, each party to the contract. Where contracts are to be exchanged, each party can sign their own part of the contract, rather than both parts.