Misdescription of land

An omission or error in the description of the land (a misdescription) does not invalidate the contract. However, both the vendor and the purchaser are entitled to compensation from their opposite party if that party is responsible for the misdescription.

If any doubt exists about exactly what land is being purchased, a survey should be undertaken. This applies especially to rural blocks. A purchaser should always make sure that the description of the land is correct.

Misdescription of land  :  Last Revised: Wed Jun 18th 2014
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