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Old 22.05.2016, 19:51
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Help! Is a verbal agreement binding under Swiss law?
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Old 22.05.2016, 19:56
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Re: Is a verbal agreement binding?

Yes it's binding but proving it is another thing..
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Old 22.05.2016, 20:08
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Help! Is a verbal agreement binding under Swiss law?
"Yes, but."

If your verbal agreement involved the intention to produce a written agreement - "I'll take the flat", "OK, it's yours, will send you the contract to sign" - then the verbal agreement is superseded by the written one. So always check carefully that contracts actually do contain the same thing you thought you were verbally agreeing to!

Apart from that, there are the usual difficulties in proving a verbal agreement existed, or what its contents were. But yes, in principle verbal agreements are binding.
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Does keeping my word mean something?
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Does keeping my word mean something?
It's a bit more than that. If you have witnesses to your word is it legally just as good as a written contract...
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Re: Is a verbal agreement binding?

Some wise word on this matter have been attributed to film producer Samuel Goldwyn:

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on".
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It's a bit more than that. If you have witnesses to your word is it legally just as good as a written contract...
So the difference between binding and enforceable?
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