Project

The Need For Frustrated Contracts Legislation in British Columbia, Report on (1971)

Project Status: LRC Reports
Project Contact: British Columbia Law Institute
Telephone Number: 604.822.0142
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Overview

When events beyond the control of contracting parties make their contract impossible to perform, that contract is said to be frustrated. The common law developed a doctrine of frustrated contracts which provided that such contracts were void from the time of frustration. This project examines whether legislation is needed to overcome problems created by the common-law doctrine.

Keywords: frustration; contract; loss; restitution; apportionment; lease; performance; avoidance; compensation; Chandler v. Webster; obligation; sale; goods; party

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Reports

3. Report on the Need for Frustrated Contracts Legislation in British Columbia

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Backgrounders

Report on the Need for Frustrated Contracts Legislation in British Columbia

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