Before proceeding with advising the individual’s, we need to check the validity of the contract and to establish the note displayed on the car windscreen is “Invitation to Treat” (or) “Offer”.
The difference between the two is significant and need to be specifically identify, as the ‘invitation to treat’ cannot be accepted legally and an offer is an expression of willingness to contract on the specified terms without further negotiation and which is legally accepted.
The note on the front and back windscreens states ‘For Sale – A Van. Almost new, the state-of-the-art plumbing and electrical tools, £ 13,500 or best offer. Please call at our offices or telephone 654321. First to agree a price will have the Van.’ …show more content…
The note in this scenario is more of an advertisement showing certain terms to agree with, so it cannot be consider as invitation to treat. Now the point to establish is whether this advertisement is unilateral or bilateral. If a party invites and offers to the public at large (2) is unilateral as only one party assumes an obligation under the contract. If the type of advertisements specifies the goods at a certain price (3), such as those found at the back of newspapers and magazines are