STOKOLOSA V WEEKS PEACOCK QUALITY HOMES PTY LTD  SASC 266
Supreme Court of SA – 11 August 2000
Stokolosas’ reached an agreement with Pinnington (an employee of Weeks Peacock) to build a house on the Stokolosas’ land to designs prepared by Pinnington.
Pinnington told Stokolosa that he had obtained the approval of Weeks Peacock to build the house for the agreed price of $115,000. Stokolosas’ therefore signed a building contract for the house and made two advance payments. Pinnington kept one advance payment for himself.
Rowland from Weeks Peacock later told the Stokolosas that there had been no contract as Pinnington was acting without authority to enter into a contract and that the house could only be built for a price of $125,000.
Stokolosas accepted the repudiation of the contract made by Weeks Peacock and had another builder build a similar house.