Business law: Beauty property developer Case


Question: In early 2013, Beauty property developer negotiated with Stylish over a new house in the eastern sector of Singapore. Beauty and Stylish had various meetings about the cost and finish of the house. At one of their meetings, Stylish asked Beauty whether the price of the house included curtains, blinds and window coverings. Beauty explained that all window coverings were provided for in the contract.

Several weeks later Stylish agreed to purchase the proposed house and signed a written contract. The contract however contained the following clause:

Clause 3 – The contract price of the house excludes all window coverings. The provision of curtains, blinds or other window coverings is the responsibility of the purchaser and will not be provided pursuant to this contract.

The house was completed in late 2013. Stylish was upset when after taking possession of the keys he realised that blinds, curtains and other window coverings were not provided in the new house.

Advice Stylish of his contractual rights in relation to the window coverings

Including a discussion of appropriate remedies.