Gibson v Manchester CC [1979]

Gibson told CC he was interested in buying
his council house.
CC sent Gibson form with price at which
they ‘may be prepared to sell’.
Gibson then made formal application to buy.
Council lost local election – house sale
stopped.
House of Lords held that Gibson’s formal application
could not constitute acceptance, because CC had not made an offer.
No need to consider whether G’s formal application
constituted offer, because there was no acceptance by CC.
No contract.