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Kalatara Holdings v Andersen [2008] EWHC 86 (Ch)

DATE: 25 Jan 2008

Significant case on the meaning of "ready willing and able" in a contract for the sale of land and on the respective duties of the vendor's and purchaser's solicitors to make administrative arrangements for completion. One of the questions was: if the Law Society's Code for Completion by Post was not adopted, who's obligation was it to make the administrative arrangements for completion when these are not normally dealt with in the contract for the sale of land. The evidence was that the code was not adopted in a significant number of sales and there had been no previous ruling on the topic.