Commentary

13 Authority of auctioneer to sign contract

AUCTIONEERS, ESTATE AGENTS AND VALUERS vol 3(1)
| Commentary

13 Authority of auctioneer to sign contract

| Commentary

13 Authority of auctioneer to sign contract

Although primarily the agent of the seller, an auctioneer also had the implied authority to act on behalf of both the seller and the buyer for the purpose of signing a note or memorandum of the contract of sale1. However, the provision which rendered a contract for the sale of an interest in land unenforceable unless evidenced in writing was repealed by the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 19892, and the requirement that such a contract should be made in writing does not apply to a contract made

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