I understand that e-mails accepting a property sale have RECENTLY been validated as confirmation of a sale. We made an offer to buy a property that was accepted by email but never confirmed in writing and signed. Now there is a dispute as to whether there is a valid contract in place. Previously the Alienation of Land Act stated that “the acceptance” must be in writing. Please could you confirm this change in Case Law as to accepting e-mails and please send through the relevant Case Law references.

Category:  Property, Buying and Sellings

Region: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal