Miss A wrote to Mr B offering to sell him a block of shares. In her letter, which arrived on Tuesday, Miss A asked Mr B to ‘let me know by next Saturday’. On Thursday Mr B posted a reply accepting the offer. At 6pm on Friday he changed his mind and telephoned Miss A. Miss A was not there but her telephone answering machine recorded Mr B’s message stating that he wished to withdraw his acceptance.
On Monday Miss A opened Mr B’s letter, which arrived that morning, and then played backed the message on the machine.
Can Mr B revoke his acceptance?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Dear Sir / Madam,
No, the notice regarding rejection of acceptance not being served on Miss A, Mr. B cannot revoke his acceptance.
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