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Legal notice for Cancellation of Sale Agreement

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 23 Dec 2020 Updated On 15 Jan 2022 Category Legal

We enter into various agreements, contracts and memorandum of understanding before pursuing any business or service arrangement. To be precise a sale agreement defines and confines the role of either party to avoid any future legal course of action due to breach of the agreement. In this article, we look to shed some light on the cancellation clauses in various forms of real estate/ contracts /documents.

Rental /Lease Agreement

Rental or Lease Agreement is one of the simplest forms of an agreement in the real estate sector. Generally, all kinds of rent or lease agreements come with a cancellation clause which is generally bounded into a notice period, i.e., the minimum time that should be given by either party to the opposite party if they wish to cancel this contract.

In case, the notice period is impossible to serve than an appropriate monetary compensation to be paid which is also mentioned in the document.

It is seen mostly rental agreements enter for 11 months and thereby is exempted from registration, mutual consent is what is required for cancellation of the rental agreement.

A lease agreement made for a longer duration is also cancelled by serving a notice period. However, if the lease deed has been registered, then Registration of the Cancellation Deed too, needs to be registered.

What is Agreement to a sale?

Cancellation of any kind of agreement may look simple enough. Nonetheless, transactions involving buying or selling of real estate property is not so easy to cancel.

So, before we proceed, we would like to remind you that an agreement to sell and a sale deed are not the same. Agreement to Sale is a document /contract signed between the seller and the buyer. It also signifies the intent of the buyer to buy the property in question at a certain agreed sum of money and the seller agrees to sell the same and also gives details about the other deliverables and their timelines for completion of delivery.



Clauses for Cancellation of a Sale Agreement 

When it comes to the cancellation of an agreement to sell, there are various scenarios possible.

  1. Cancellation can be from both the ends, i.e., the buyer or the seller. However, having a valid reason for cancellation is a must.
  2. A buyer is well within his rights to cancel an Agreement to Sale for reasons as below.
  • The project is inordinately delayed.
  • When he/ she is not in a position to honour the contract due to an emergency like death, etc
  • In case it is a delay from the seller's end, then the buyer is meant to be compensated according to the terms of the contract, like to pay for the penalty interest to a notional rent, etc.
  • In case, the terms of the contract are not honoured by either of the parties; the aggrieved party has the right to legal recourse.

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Anjali Malhotra


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