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Section 35 - When contracts become void which are contingent on happening of specified event within fixed time : Indian Contract Act 1872

 

When contracts become void which are contingent on happening of specified event within fixed time? Section 35 of Indian Contract Act 1872

Section 35 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "When contracts become void which are contingent on happening of specified event within fixed time"

35. Contingent contracts to do or not to do anything if a specified uncertain event happens within a fixed time become void if, at the expiration of the time fixed, such event has not happened, or if, before the time fixed, such event becomes impossible.

When contracts may be enforced which are contingent on specified event not happening within fixed time.-Contingent contracts to do or not to do anything if a specified uncertain event does not happen within a fixed time may be enforced by law when the time fixed has expired and such event has not happened or, before the time fixed has expired, if it becomes certain that such event will not happen.

Illustrations
(a) A promises to pay B a sum of money if a certain ship returns within a year. The contract may be enforced if the ship returns within the year, and becomes void if the ship is burnt within the year.

(b) A promises to pay B a sum of money if a certain ship does not return within a year. The contract may be enforced if the ship does not return within the year, or is burnt within the year.

 

 

INDIAN CONTRACT ACT 1872

Section 21 - Effect of mistakes as to law

Section 22 - Contract caused by mistake of one party as to matter of fact

Section 23 - What considerations and objects are lawful and what not

Section 24 - Agreements void, if considerations and objects unlawful in part

Section 25 - Agreement void, if made without consideration

 

 

Section 26 - Agreement in restraint of marriage void

Section 27 - Agreement in restraint of trade void

Section 28 - Agreements in restraint of legal proceedings void

Section 29 - Agreements void for uncertainty

Section 30 - Agreements by way of wager void

 

 

CHAPTER III CONTINGENT CONTRACTS

Section 31 - Contingent contract defined

Section 32 - Enforcement of contracts contingent on an event happening

Section 33 - Enforcement of contracts contingent on an event not happening

Section 34 - When event on which contract is contingent to be deemed impossible, if it is the future conduct of a living person

Section 35 - When contracts become void which are contingent on happening of specified event within fixed time

 

 

Section 36 - Agreements contingent on impossible events void

CHAPTER IV THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS

Section 37 - Obligation of parties to contracts

Section 38 - Effect of refusal to accept offer of performance

Section 39 - Effect of refusal of party to perform promise wholly

By whom contracts must be performed

Section 40 - Person by whom promise is to be performed

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