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Section 62 - Effect of novation, rescission and alteration of contract : Indian Contract Act 1872

 

What is Effect of novation, rescission and alteration of contract? Section 62 of Indian Contract Act 1872

Section 62 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Effect of novation, rescission and alteration of contract"

62. If the parties to a contract agree to substitute a new contract for it, or to rescind or alter it, the original contract need not be performed.

Illustrations
(a) A owes money to B under a contract. It is agreed between A, B and C that B shall thenceforth accept C as his debtor, instead of A. The old debt of A to B is at an end, and a new debt from C to B has been contracted.

(b) A owes B 10,000 rupees. A enters into an arrangement with B, and gives B a mortgage of his (A's) estate for 5,000 rupees in place of the debt of 10,000 rupees. This is a new contract and extinguishes the old.

(c) A owes B 1,000 rupees under a contract. B owes C 1,000 rupees. B orders A to credit C with 1,000 rupees in his books, but C does not assent to the arrangement. B still owes C 1,000 rupees, and no new contract has been entered into.

 

INDIAN CONTRACT ACT 1872

Section 61 - Application of payment where neither party appropriates

Contracts which need not be performed

Section 62 - Effect of novation, rescission and alteration of contract

Section 63 - Promisee may dispense with or remit performance of promise

Section 64 - Consequences of rescission of voidable contract

Section 65 - Obligation of person who has received advantage under void agreement, or contract that becomes void

 

 

Section 66 - Mode of communicating or revoking rescission of voidable contract

Section 67 - Effect of neglect of promisee to afford promiser reasonable facilities for performance

CHAPTER V CERTAIN RELATIONS RESEMBLING THOSE CREATED BY CONTRACT

Section 68 - Claim for necessaries supplied to person incapable of contracting, or on his account

Section 69 - Reimbursement of person paying money due by another, in payment of which he is interested

Section 70 - Obligation of person enjoying benefit of non-gratuitous act

 

 

Section 71 - Responsibility of finder of goods

Section 72 - Liability of person to whom money is paid or thing delivered by mistake or under coercion

CHAPTER VI THE CONSEQUENCES OF BREACH OF CONTRACT

Section 73 - Compensation for loss or damage caused by breach of contract

Section 74 - Compensation for breach of contract where penalty stipulated for

Section 75 - Party rightfully rescinding contract entitled to compensation

 

 

CHAPTER VII SALE OF GOODS

Section 76-123 Sale of Goods omitted

CHAPTER VIII INDEMNITY AND GUARANTEE

Section 124 - Contract of indemnity defined

Section 125 - Rights of indemnity-holder when sued

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