It was held by Court of Appeal (COA) that there was a contract between them. As when the claimant sent the letter to Manchester city Council (MCC), it was an offer and they accepted the offer by replying back to the claimant.
However by leaving the date blank was an administrative concern and has nothing to do with contract. So the contract was valid and claimant got the house.
Important Points of Storer v Manchester City Council
- A Contract is formed the moment acceptance takes place
- Leaving a term blank on a contract doesn’t make it void.