Are oral contracts legal and enforeable in Washington State?
Are oral contracts legal and enforeable in Washington State?10/18/2007 | Category: Contracts » Oral | State: Washington | #10526
The applicable Washington statute is as follows:
RCW 19.36.010 Contracts, etc., void unless in writing.
In the following cases, specified in this section, any agreement,
contract and promise shall be void, unless such agreement, contract or
promise, or some note or memorandum thereof, be in writing, and signed by
the party to be charged therewith, or by some person thereunto by him
lawfully authorized, that is to say: (1) Every agreement that by its terms
is not to be performed in one year from the making thereof; (2) every
special promise to answer for the debt, default, or misdoings of another
person; (3) every agreement, promise or undertaking made upon consideration
of marriage, except mutual promises to marry; (4) every special promise
made by an executor or administrator to answer damages out of his own
estate; (5) an agreement authorizing or employing an agent or broker to
sell or purchase real estate for compensation or a commission.