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29/02/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Specific Relief Act, 1877

( ACT NO. I OF 1877 )

Chapter II

OF THE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS

(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.
 
 
 
 
Illustrations
 
 
 
 
(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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