Letters of offer: using precise terms
The letter of offer is intended to form the basis for a legally binding contract withterms that cannot subsequently be disputed. It should not, for example, contain
- any unacceptable terms such as I reserve the right to reopen this offer if .
- any uncertain terms such as I shall pay the sum of £x as soon as I can
- any conditional terms such as if I can sell my house for £y.
It can be misleading to refer to duties as being unpaid if they are wholly covered bypayments on account. Such duties can be described as which wereunpaid .