30. Transactions to which the requirement of writing applies.

The requirement for contracts to be in writing1 has been held to apply to: a contract to sell or dispose of an interest in land2 where neither of the contracting parties owns such an interest at the time when the contract is made3; a contract granting an option over land4 (but does not apply to a notice by the buyer exercising an option to purchase, which then creates a full contract of sale5); a contract to surrender a lease for6 and the creation of an equitable mortgage7; contracts concerning land which are incidental to contracts to sell or dispose