What is the test for an oral agreement for the sale of land?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Jusza v. Dobosz, 2003 ABQB 512 (CanLII):

The acts of the person proving the alleged oral agreement for the sale of land must be found to be unequivocally referable to the alleged oral sale agreement and nothing less. By their own nature the conduct must be referable to the alleged contract. The acts must speak for themselves and must point unmistakably to a contract affecting the ownership or the tenure of the land and to nothing less: Booth v. Knibb Developments 2002 ABCA 180.

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