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Intention to be Legally Bound Explained

The second element required for the formation of a valid simple contract is the Intention to be Legally Bound. However, the courts have recognised that some agreements, such as those contained within advertisements, by their very nature are not intended to be legally binding. In others, the parties may expressly declare or indicate they do not intend to form contractual relations.

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  • “… my sister and I who live together in the same house… had an agreement whereby she would pay for the weekly shop one week … I another… lately she has refused to honour this agreement… stating she will buy her own goods… leaving me to do the shopping every week…she now refuses to even discuss the matter…”

     

  • “…I and three other people car share to work with me as the driver…we all agreed to share petrol costs at the end of the month… two of the people involved have been transferred to other departments in different parts of the city and no longer travel …I have sent them countless emails asking for the money for the petrol expenses but have had no reply…”

     

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