At what point in time is an acceptance effective in a contract?
People also ask, what are the rules of offer and acceptance?
Rules of Acceptance There must be communication of acceptance from the offeree's side. You can withdraw an offer any time before it's accepted. Only the person to whom the offer is made can accept it. You are not bound by an acceptance made by someone else on behalf of the offeree without his authorization.
One may also ask, what happens to an offer if no time limit for acceptance is mentioned in the offer? As far as timeliness goes, if no time period for acceptance is specified by the offeror, the offeree must respond within a reasonable period of time. If a period of time is specified, the general rule is that the time period begins running when the offeree receives the offer.
Keeping this in view, why must the offer and acceptance for a contract be identical?
The traditional contract law rule is that an acceptance must be the mirror image of the offer. Attempts by offerees to change the terms of the offer or to add new terms to it are treated as counteroffers because they impliedly indicated an intent by the offeree to reject the offer instead of being bound by its terms.
What is acceptance in a contract?
An offer is an open call to anyone wishing to accept the promise of the offeror and generally, is used for products and services. Acceptance occurs when an offeree agrees to be mutually bound to the terms of the contract by giving consideration, or something of value like money, to seal the deal.