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Section 128 - Suretys liability : Indian Contract Act 1872

What is Suretys liability? Section 128 of Indian Contract Act 1872


 

Section 128 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Suretys liability"

128. The liability of the surety is co-extensive with that of the principal debtor, unless it is otherwise provided by the contract.

Illustration
A guarantees to B the payment of a bill of exchange by C, the acceptor. The bill is dishonoured by C. A is liable not only for the amount of the bill but also for any interest and charges which may have become due on it.

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