une vente parfaite

jzo

New Member
English - British
When a vente is parfaite in legal terms does this mean completed or agreed?
I'm pretty certain that the term a "perfect sale" does not exist in English legal terminology and have heard both of the terms used.

The official definition of a vente parfaite by French law, just to give you some context, is when "the price has been agreed by both parties but the goods have not been given over and the money has not yet been paid".
 
  • arundhati

    Senior Member
    French - France
    It must be understood as "la vente est parfaite" as soon as the price and terms are agreed by both parts, even if the good haven't been given yet.
    It implies that both parts can't go back in their only will.
    But I don't know if it's the same in other countries, and thus wether this notion does exist elsewhere...
     

    jzo

    New Member
    English - British
    yes, i think it is agreed rather than completed but I just wanted to verify as I think that when a sale is completed that all the written down contracts are signed and the money is transferred, whereas this is the step before the contract has been drawn up, just the price and the object being sold are agreed.
     
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