Lee has no right to file any case against Harry. It is because at the time of making an offer, it has clearly mentioned that Harry can terminate the contract if Lee does not purchase land within a specified time. Lee was familiar about every condition made in the contract; hence, Harry is not liable to pay to Lee for any damages caused due to termination of the contract. In addition, Harry has also informed Lee regarding the termination of the contract within reasonable period. Considering the essentials of a valid offer, an offeror has a right to incorporate any condition at the time of making an offer. If an offeree fails to abide by those conditions then offeror has a right to terminate the contract without suffering any legal implications. Besides this, the given scenario also mentioned that by asking extension in time for a contract Lee is actually making an offer to harry through Harry’s solicitor. Harry did not respond to the offer for time extension made by Lee.
Thus, it has clearly understood that harry did not accept time extension and still keep the right to terminate the contract after due date has passed. Considering the essentials of a valid contract, if either of a party bound to a legal contract fails to perform their promise or any condition that has imposed at the time of formation of contract, than a contract breaches. The party that is innocent and suffers loss due to breach of contract has a right for claiming compensation. Moreover, it is necessary for parties that are bound to a legal contract to communicate both offer and acceptance directly to each other. Indirect communication regarding offer and acceptance will not result in a binding contract. Similar is the case when Lee asks for time extension in the contract to Harry through his lawyer. Therefore, representation made by Harry’s solicitor does not amount to promissory estoppel, and termination of contract by Harry does not make him answerable to Lee.