Ogle v Comboyuro Investments Pty Ltd [1976] HCA 21

ON 30 APRIL 1976, the High Court of Australia delivered Ogle v Comboyuro Investments Pty Ltd [1976] HCA 21; (1976) 136 CLR 444 (30 April 1976).

“Vendor and Purchaser – Sale of land – Contract of sale – Refusal by purchaser to complete – Anticipatory breach – Suit for specific performance by vendor – Continued refusal by purchaser to complete – Whether vendor entitled to rescind and claim damages.”

A contract may be rescinded by a vendor for repudiation whilst an action for specific performance is on foot if the purchaser refuses to complete and acts as though it intends to be no longer bound by the contract.

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