Washington Law Review


In an action for specific performance of a real estate contract, D set up the plea of the statute of frauds, in that there was an insufficient legal description. D had signed an earnest money agreement containing the following description: "real property: at 309 E. Mercer, Seattle, King County, Washington." Held: the legal description is insufficient. Every contract for the sale or conveyance of platted real property must contain in addition to the other requirements of the statute of frauds, the description of such property by correct lot number(s), block, addition, city, county, and state. Martin v. Seigel, 35 Wn. 2d 223, 212 P. 2d 107 (1949).

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