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Is a contract enforceable if it has been signed but not dated?

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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 05/07/2018

The following Commercial Q&A produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is a contract enforceable if it has been signed but not dated?

Is a contract enforceable if it has been signed but not dated?

It is difficult to envisage any circumstances where a contract would be void or unenforceable for lack of a date. Most contracts are not required to be in writing or signed, and an oral contract almost inherently does not have an express date.

The formalities for a contract for the sale of land is governed by section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989) of which provides that such a contract can only be made in writing and only by incorporating all the terms which the parties have expressly agreed in one document

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