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Dahlia v Four Millbank Nominees [1978]

Facts

  • The claimant wished to purchase a house from the defendant
  • The defendant promised that if the claimant sorted out a bankers draft, he would complete the contract for sale
  • The claimant go the banker’s draft, then the defendant refused to complete the contract

Issue

  • Could the defendant’s unilateral offer be revoked after performance had started, though had not been completed (with the sale of the house)

Decision

  • No revocation

Reasoning

  • A unilateral offer may not be revoked once performance has started
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