Specific Relief Act 1963

17th May, 2018

Readiness and willingness under Section 16 (c) of the Specific Performance Act has to be supported by documentary evidence

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in an appeal filed under Section 96, CPC has held that readiness and willingness as per Section 16(c) of the Specific Performance Act can only exist if the same […]
22nd Jan, 2018

Section 21 of the Specific Relief Act enables the Court to award compensation in lieu of the specific performance when a contract has become impossible for no fault of the plaintiff

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India held in the case titled Urmila Devi and ors. vs The Deity, Mandir Shree Chamunda Devi, through Temple Commissioner and ors. (Civil Appeal no. 462 OF 2018 arising out of SLP 25771/2013) decided on 10.01.2018.   Challenge […]
31st Jul, 2017

Readiness and Willingness must continue through out the proceedings

The Calcutta High Court in the matter of Amit Mondal Vs. Pannalal Das decided on 6th July, 2017 has held that Section 16(c) of the Specific Relief Act, provides that, in order to get a […]
11th May, 2017

Interim orders cannot be granted in Arbitration proceedings where claim cannot be specifically enforced

Bombay High Court in the matter of B E Billimoira and Company Vs Mahindra Bebanco Developers Limited; Commercial Arbitration Petition (Ldg) No. 29 of 2017 held no interim order can be passed by Court/Arbitrator under […]
2nd Mar, 2017

A suit for specific performance cannot be allowed to be converted into a suit for title of a stranger and for possession by allowing impleadment of parties claiming title over the property.

The Bombay High Court held that a suit for specific performance cannot be allowed to be converted into a suit for title of a stranger and for possession by allowing impleadment of parties claiming title […]
2nd Mar, 2017

Relief u/s Section 20 of the Specific Relief Act is discretionary #legalupdates

In a case decided by Supreme Court, the Court has held that Section 20(1) of Specific Relief Act, 1963 indicates that, jurisdiction to decree specific performance is discretionary. Yet, discretion of Court is not arbitrary […]
21st Jun, 2016

Transfer of the minor’s immovable property without the permission of the Court is not binding on the minor# indianlaws

Any transfer of the nature mentioned in sub- Section 2 of Section 8 Hindu Succession Act, of the minor’s immovable property without the permission of the Court is not binding on the minor irrespective of the […]
11th Oct, 2015

Specific performance may not be granted where the terms of contract give unfair advantage to one party #indianlaws

Where the terms of the contract or the conduct of the parties at the time of entering into the contract or the other circumstances under which the contract was entered into are such that the […]
14th Sep, 2015

Evidence recorded before Criminal Courts not conclusive for granting decree of specific performance

Where the plaintiff brings a suit for specific performance of contract for sale, the law insists upon a condition precedent to the grant of decree for specific performance that the plaintiff must show his continued […]
11th Nov, 2014

Party while seeking relief under Specific Relief Act must prove and establish the necessary ingredients of claim

Section 20 of the Specific Relief Act specifically provides that Court’s discretion to grant decree of specific performance is discretionary but not arbitrary and this discretion must be exercised in accordance with sound and reasonable […]
28th Sep, 2014

A decree for specific performance of an agreement to sell cannot be reversed on the ground of rise in price #indianlaws

Rise in price is a normal change of circumstances and, therefore, on that ground a decree for specific performance cannot be reversed. However, the court may take notice of the fact of increase in prices […]
31st Jul, 2014

Where time not the essence of contract, Parties thereto must perform their part within a reasonable time #indianlaws

The legal position suggests that in the case of agreement of sale relating to immovable property, time is not of the essence of the contract unless specifically provided to that effect. However, this does not […]