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By Allan Ashworth

Totally up-to-date take into consideration contemporary laws, this booklet presents a valid foundation for college kids. It offers them an figuring out of the rules considering contractual and procurement preparations within the development undefined. perfect for these learning for EDEXCEL, HNC/D and particularly undergraduate measure classes in construction, surveying, building administration, structure and architectural expertise

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LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS Generally speaking, litigation is a costly and time-consuming process which becomes more difficult as the time between the disputed events and the litigation increases. Also rights of action cannot be allowed to endure forever. QXD 7/23/05 3:45 PM Page 25 The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 25 prosecute their causes within a reasonable time. For this reason Parliament has enacted limitation acts which set a time limit on the commencement of litigation. The rules and procedures in respect of limitation of actions are contained in the Limitation Act 1980.

The presumption was that those entering into contracts with a company knew or ought to have known the contents of the objects clause. Consequently, anyone making an ultra vires ‘outside the powers’ contract with a company only had themselves to blame. On entry into the European Community in 1973 this ultra vires doctrine had to be revised, since it was not followed in the other EU countries. Intention to create legal relations Merely because there is an agreement, it cannot be assumed that an enforceable contract exists.

The efforts of the courts to mitigate against the worst effects of objectionable exclusion clauses have been reinforced by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. This Act restricts the extent to which liability can be avoided for breach of contract and negligence. The Act relates only to business liability, so transactions between private individuals are not covered. e. where performance is substantially different from that reasonably expected or there is no performance at all of the whole or any part of the contractual obligations.

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