Completion Notice in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Woodar Investment Development Ltd v Wimpey Construction U.K. Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Feb 1980

    Repudiation is a drastic conclusion which should only be held to arise in clear cases of a refusal, in a matter going to the root of the contract, to perform contractual obligations.

  • British and Commonwealth Holdings Plc v Quadrex Holdings Inc.
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 Feb 1989

    Why should a party who has not completed in compliance with the terms of a contract he has entered into, be entitled to yet longer time before he can be given notice to perform it?

  • Raineri v Miles
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 06 Jul 1979

    At common law a term of a contract stipulating when the contract should be performed was always regarded as an essential term of the contract, but, as Lord Parker pointed out in Stickney v. Keeble, (1915) Appeal Cases, 586 at 415, in contracts for the sale of land equity, having a concurrent jurisdiction, did not look upon the stipulation as to time in precisely the same light.

  • Delta Vale Properties Ltd v Mills
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Dic 1989

    I can, for my part, see no reason for drawing any such distinction. In my judgment, notices to complete served under Condition 23, if they are to be valid, must be sufficiently clear and unambiguous to leave a reasonable recipient in no reasonable doubt as to how and when they are intended to operate.

  • Eminence Property Developments Ltd v Heaney
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 Oct 2010

    So far as concerns repudiatory conduct, the legal test is simply stated, or, as Lord Wilberforce put it, “perspicuous”. It is whether, looking at all the circumstances objectively, that is from the perspective of a reasonable person in the position of the innocent party, the contract breaker has clearly shown an intention to abandon and altogether refuse to perform the contact.

  • Buckland v Farmar & Moody
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 Feb 1978

    In that case his conduct was not, in my judgment, such as to amount to a waiver of the strict requirements of the notice to complete. Accordingly, in my judgment the purchasers remained at 7th February and thereafter in default under the notice to complete, and there was no negligence on the part of Mr. Moody in failing to advise them otherwise.

  • United Scientific Holdings Ltd v Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the County Borough of Burnley now The Council of the Borough of Burnley
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Mar 1977

    So upon the question of principle which these two appeals were brought to settle, I would hold that in the absence of any contra-indications in the express words of the lease or in the interrelation of the rent review clause itself and other clauses or in the surrounding circumstances the presumption is that the time-table specified in a rent review clause for completion of the various steps for determining the rent payable in respect of the period following the review date is not of the essence of the contract.

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Legislation
  • Finance Act 2015
    • England & Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ......) An approval under subsection (2) takes effect in accordance with a notice (an "approval notice") given to the applicant by an officer of Revenue and ... (b) as a result of the works, has, at or at any time before the completion of the disposal, either ceased to exist or become unsuitable for use as a ......
  • The Building Regulations 2010
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2010
    ...... “the Act” means the Building Act 1984; . “amendment notice” means a notice given under section 51A of the Act 4 ; . “building” ... (Fire Safety) Order 2005 11 applies, or will apply after the completion of the building work, shall deposit full plans. . (4) A person intending ......
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ....... (5) Subsections (1) to (4) are repealed on IP completion day. . (6) In this Act— . “the implementation period” means the ... reporting period that the Joint Committee has been provided with notice under Article 169(1) of the withdrawal agreement (notice concerning the ......
  • Energy Act 2013
    • England & Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2013
    ...... consent to the designation by giving not less than 3 months' notice in writing to the Secretary of State. . (7) At any time after the first ... . (a) before a completion notice is given in respect of the system, or. . . (b) during the period ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Heuristic-driven bias in property investment decision-making in South Africa
    • Núm. 34-1, Febrero 2016
    • Journal of Property Investment & Finance
    • 51-67
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether anchoring and adjustment as heuristic-driven bias and herding behaviour influences listed property fund managers in South Africa’s prope...
    ......A questionnaire was finalised after completion of the pilot studyand was sent via e-mail to fund managers of all South ... that investors form developed and emerging economiestake notice of the highly volatile circumstances in which property fund managers in an ......
  • NOTES OF CASES
    • Núm. 44-1, Enero 1981
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... ROBIN C. A. WHITE DAMAGES FOR DELAY IN COMPLETION A AGREES to buy a house from Z. A agrees to sell his ... Miles.' Completion notices are served along the line, 1 [1980] 2 W.L.R. 847 (H.L.). C. ......
  • Simulating MRP – A New Perspective for Training
    • Núm. 92-1, Enero 1992
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 7-13
    Traditional computer‐based material requirements planning (MRP) systems are usually implemented on large, mini‐computer systems. The MRP module is frequently one, albeit a central one, of a complex...
    ...... about any actions (planned order releases and expected completion" notices) which are recommended by the system for the current time period. \xE2"......
  • Forsyth and Another v. Blundell and Others1
    • Núm. 6-1, Marzo 1974
    • Federal Law Review
    ...... AND OTHERS 1 Mortgages- Power of Sale -Duties of Mortgagee- Notice of Pur- chaser- After Sale- Before Completion - Grounds for ......
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