Rule – There are multiple rules that can be applied here in this case.
1. Specific performance – relief that requires the seller who breached the contract, in this case an oral contract, to fulfill the terms of the contract. If the seller is able to do so, but refuses to convey, the buyer am bring suit. The court will generally order the seller to convey the land to the buyer.
2. Real Estate Contract – are typically bilateral contracts and should be in writing in order to be enforceable.
Application – Pat and Dan entered into an oral agreement. In some circumstances, this would be binding, however since this is a real estate transaction, it does not make the transaction binding. If Pat wanted to ensure that the home she was going to purchase would definitely convey, she should have gotten a written contract in place.
Dan allowed Pat to make renovations to the home that she intended to…