Is a contract enforceable if the contract does not contain a specific property?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Royal Bank of Canada v. Madill, 1981 CanLII 2995 (NS CA):

For example, in Abell v. Middleton (1901), 2 O.L.R. 209, the contract charged a certain specific property. In fact the property had not been conveyed to the person making the contract, but was so conveyed some years later.

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