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The Specific Relief Act, 1877

( ACT NO. I OF 1877 )

Chapter II


(a) Contracts which may be specifically enforce

Contract of which the subject has partially ceased to exist
13. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 56 of the Contract Act, a contract is not wholly impossible of performance because a portion of its subject-matter, existing at its date, has ceased to exist at the time of the performance.
(a) A contracts to sell a house to B for a lakh of taka. The day after the contract is made the house is destroyed by a cyclone. B may be compelled to perform his part of the contract by paying the purchase-money.
(b) In consideration of a sum of money payable by B, A contracts to grant an annuity to B for B's life. The day after the contract has been made, B is thrown from his horse and killed. B's representative may be compelled to pay the purchase-money.

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