Emails can lead to a binding lease agreement

 

A recent decision in Western Australia has left a tenant with a lease for car bays, the terms of which he is unhappy with, notwithstanding that no formal lease documents had been signed and that after the negotiations as to the terms of the lease had continued after the relevant exchange of emails. 

This case is a reminder that any communication via email or otherwise must be carefully considered.  All communications that are not intended to be binding should be clearly communicated at the outset and throughout negotiations. 

If you are considering entering into a lease arrangement, make sure you seek legal advice before entering into negotiations or you may find yourself bound to an agreement just like that hapless fellow in Western Australia.


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