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Jatin Approached Martin to Purchase a Plot of Land from Him. Martin Was Under the Impression that Jatin Required the Land for Constructing a House for Himself What Should Be Jatin Do Next? - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: A contract the consent to which is induced by a false account or idea can be avoided by the deceived party.

Facts: Jatin approached Martin to purchase a plot of land from him. Martin was under the impression that Jatin required the land for constructing a house for himself and therefore, told Jatin that a real estate group was about to start a residential project in the vicinity of the plot; though he was himself doubtful of the same. Jatin, however, wanted to purchase the plot as he had been instructed by his elder brother to do so. Jatin entered into a contract to purchase the plot for a sum of Rupees thirty-five lacs and a few days later he came to know that the information given to him by Martin in respect of the residential project was false.

What should be Jatin do next?

Options

  • Jatin can avoid the contract.

  • Jatin cannot avoid the contract.

  • Jatin can claim damages from Martin.

  • Jatin's brother can claim damages from Martin.

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Solution

Jatin can avoid the contract.
As per the legal principle, Jatin can avoid the contract as it was based on doubtful or false ideas.

Concept: Indian Contract Act (Entrance Exams)
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