Recent Cases

Hong v Gui [2022] NSWCA 245 (01 December 2022) (Macfarlan JA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [2]; Basten AJA at [3].)


Catchwords:


CONTRACTS – contract for sale of land – termination – wrongful termination –– whether repudiation – vendor giving notice to complete had not provided land tax certificate – whether reasonable recipient of notice would understand vendor’s conduct as refusal to perform – vendor’s conduct to be understood in context – vendor communicated about settlement and extended settlement date – purchaser failed to reply or take steps to prepare for settlement – vendor purportedly relied on contractual right of rescission – mistaken failure to provide land tax certificate