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Would an oral B2C contract for the supply of goods and services be considered to be concluded on payment of the deposit, on payment of the final balance or on the commencement of work?

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Published on LexisPSL on 23/05/2016

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  • Would an oral B2C contract for the supply of goods and services be considered to be concluded on payment of the deposit, on payment of the final balance or on the commencement of work?
  • Formation of contract

Would an oral B2C contract for the supply of goods and services be considered to be concluded on payment of the deposit, on payment of the final balance or on the commencement of work?

Consumer Rights Act 2015, s 100 (CRA 2015) provides that the Act will only apply to goods or services as of 1 October 2015. For more information, see Practice Note: Consumer Rights Act 2015—summary.

The question is: at what point, if at all, do oral negotiations and subsequent work become a legally enforceable contract?

Formation of contract

For a contract to be effective, four key elements must be

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