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Hyde v Wrench

[1840] 3 Beav 334

Case summary last updated at 03/01/2020 14:59 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Hyde v Wrench

 The owner of an estate offered to sell for £1000. The buyer made a counter-offer of £950. The seller did not accept this offer. The buyer then offered the original £1000, but the seller did not accept. The court ruled that there was no contract in any of this; neither party had made an offer that the other accepted. Lord Langdale: it is not within the buyer’s competence to revive an offer that his previous rejection had extinguished. 

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