War of words

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 July, 2010, 12:00am

We are taken aback by the information that your agreements with the purchasers to extend the time of completion of the 24 units were verbal and by your apparent ambivalent attitude towards the completion of the sales

Lands Department, March 25

The dates and payments of the buyers are 'commercially sensitive information' and the verbal agreement to extend completion of sales is 'simply a goodwill forbearance commonly adopted by developers'

Henderson Land, March 31

As previously advised that in line with the industry practice, we will deal with interest on late payment of the second and/or third instalments at the time of completion of these transactions

Henderson Land, May 10

We have no evidence to show that it is 'industry practice' for a vendor not to explicitly reserve its right to charge interest

Lands Department, May 26

We assume that you are familiar with the information requested and therefore this time limit (seven days to reply) is not unreasonable

Lands Department, May 4

We are disappointed that you have continued to impose a time limit for our reply ... we reiterate that our resources are not unlimited

Henderson Land, May 10