Good DayI purchased a vacant land and Pa...

Asked by kgapane on 20-04-2021 13:39:50
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Free State

Good Day

I purchased a vacant land and Paid R55 000.00 the balance was due on the 19th March 2021. Due to financial difficulties I was only able to pay the outstanding amount on the 18th April 2021. I received a massage today saying that the sale was cancelled and the money I have paid will be used to cover the cost and pay damages and I will not get the land. How is this legal?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 21-04-2021 12:26:16

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It does not sound legal to me at all. 

The seller can only cancel the sale agreement if he sends a letter of demand, giving you time to rectify your breach, and you fail to rectify the breach.

But it sounds to me as if there was no letter of demand.

So the cancellation might very well be illegal.

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