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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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Agreement has been struck via email for buying half share of

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Agreement has been struck via email for buying half share of house left in will. Executor who agreed this has now died. Is agreement binding albeit not signed as hard copy?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.

My name is Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.

I'm afraid any agreement to purchase a property, or indeed half a share has to be by way of a Deed or by way of a signed Contract.
An email, therefore, is not legally binding on either party.

I am sorry this is perhaps not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position.

Please let me know if you require any further clarification.

Kind Regards