18. Agent for the purchase of land.

Writing is not necessary in the case of an appointment of an agent to purchase land, although contracts for the sale or other disposition of an interest in land can only be made in writing1.

Subject to what is said in the following paragraph2, an agreement relating to land may be signed by or on behalf of each party to the contract3, that is by the principal or by his lawfully authorised agent, whether the authority is given orally or otherwise4; and the principal may prove the oral creation of an agency and enforce the contract against both the agent

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