We are sorry, but there was a typo in the contract, one zero is missing. The project fee
should be $100,000 instead of $10,000.
What do you think?
This is not a typo. It is, clearly and unambiguously, stated in the contract.
What may be counted as typos in a legal document? E.g.
Vehicels that are wider than 5 foot is prohibited on this road.
Although the spelling is wrong and grammar is incorrect, the original meaning is reasonable and obvious.
IMHO, claiming that there is a typo on a legal document to avoid responsibility is a very irresponsible act.
An advertisement is not legally binding. As mentioned, it is an invitation to treat. It has, absolutely, zero legal effect.
A contract is a mutual agreement between two parties that are meant to have a legal effect.
Since the contract states that the landlord is responsible for paying utilities, you have several options here:
- Ask the landlord to renegotiate a new contract, during which you can negotiate a new rent. In the new contract, include a clause which states that the old contract is voided. Note that before this new contract is signed, the old contract remain effective.
- Continue demand the landlord to supply utilities, which you are legally entitled. If they do not comply, you may sue them for breach of contract.
- Pay for utilities yourself, then sue the landlord for breach of contract, and ask for compensation of the cost of the utilities.
(Note that these suggestions are based on the only information provided. You may have more options, such as terminate the contract since one party has breached. However, without seeing the actual contract and knowing the jurisdiction, it is impossible to determine the remedy here. You may consult a lawyer in your area for more details.)