What’s in a name : Is there a right to terminate a contract for purchase of a unit if the name changes?

Christensen, Sharon A. (2012) What’s in a name : Is there a right to terminate a contract for purchase of a unit if the name changes? Australian Property Law Bulletin, 26(10), pp. 153-156.

Abstract

The significance of the proposed name of a building to buyers of units off the plan has received recent attention in Queensland and the ACT with differing results. In Gough v South Sky Investments Pty Ltd the Queensland Court of Appeal concluded that the name of the building was not an essential term of the contract and rejected a claim by a number of buyers to terminate their contracts because of the change of name from Oracle to Peppers. In contrast, Rares J in the Federal Court decision of Madison Constructions Pty Ltd v Empire Building Group (ACT) Pty Ltd considered that the name of the building in a proposed development could potentially form the basis of misleading conduct about the association of the seller with a particular development corporation.

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ID Code: 56794
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: contract law, property law, building name
ISSN: 0817-2854
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Lexis Nexis
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2013 23:32
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2013 23:32

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