Specific Performance Suit Filing Procedures in India

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The Specific performance suit is a legal remedy that allows a party to the contract to demand that the other party carry out their obligations under the agreement.

Specific Performance Suits

The Specific performance is a legal remedy that allows a party to the contract to demand that the other party carry out their obligations under the agreement. This type of remedy is often granted by courts in cases where it would be difficult, or even impossible, for the nonperforming party to compensate the other party for any losses associated with a contractual breach. The civil procedure code sets out specific conditions and procedures related to specific performance, including who may request this remedy and what kind of remedies are available in response.

In general, courts will only consider granting specific performance in cases where it would be inefficient or excessively expensive for the parties to seek monetary damages instead. Ultimately, though, the decision about whether or not to grant specific performance is highly dependent on the unique circumstances of each case. As such, lawyers and other legal professionals must approach each case with careful consideration of its particular details. 

Non-performing Party in Specific Performance Suit

Civil procedure code defines specific parties as the non-performing party in a specific performance suit. Generally, these are parties who have agreed to perform an action that falls under their legal obligation, but have failed to do so despite repeated requests or warnings. In such cases, the aggrieved party has the right to file a lawsuit against the non-performing party for failing to meet their contractual duties. This may include restoring damaged property, paying damages for wrongful termination of a contract, or providing other compensation as required by law. Depending on the circumstances of each individual case, various sanctions and remedies may be available to the aggrieved party depending on how egregious the non-performance was. Ultimately, however, it is up to the judge presiding over the case to determine which party should be held liable for non-performance and how any damages should be assessed. 

Remedies available in Specific Performance Suit

In a Specific Performance Suit, the Civil Procedure Code provides certain remedies that are available to the Plaintiff. These remedies are as follows: 

  1. The Plaintiff may ask for an injunction restraining the Defendant from selling, encumbering or otherwise dealing with the property in question.
  2. The Plaintiff may ask for an order directing the Defendant to execute the necessary documents to transfer ownership of the property in question to the Plaintiff.
  3. The Plaintiff may ask for an order appointing a receiver to take possession of the property in question and manage it on behalf of the Plaintiff.
  4. The Plaintiff may ask for such other relief as the Court deems fit in the circumstances of the case.

The Civil Procedure Code provides that these remedies are in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other remedy that may be available to the Plaintiff under any other law. Therefore, a Plaintiff is not limited to these remedies and may ask for any other relief that may be available under civil or criminal law. 

Seeking Injunction in Specific Performance Suit

An injunction is an remedy in the form of a court order that requires a party to do or refrain from doing certain acts. A party who fails to comply with an injunction faces civil or criminal penalties. 

In India, the Civil Procedure Code, 1908 provides for two types of injunctions- Temporary Injunction and Permanent Injunction. A Temporary Injunction is granted pending the trial of a suit, while a Permanent Injunction is granted at the hearing and final disposal of the suit. 

A plaintiff seeking an injunction must show that he will suffer irreparable harm if the injunction is not granted and that the balance of convenience lies in his favour. The court will also consider whether the plaintiff has a strong prima facie case and whether granting the injunction would be in the public interest. 

If an injunction is granted, it will be served on the defendant along with a copy of the plaint and other relevant documents. The defendant must then file a written statement indicating whether he accepts or opposes the injunction. If he opposes it, he must appear before the court on the date fixed for hearing and show cause why the injunction should not be made absolute. 

The court will then hear both sides and decide whether to make the interim injunction permanent or vacate the injunction on any reasonable grounds.  

Ex-parte Injunctions

In civil law, an ex-parte injunction is a legal order that bars specific parties from engaging in certain activities. Generally, an ex-parte injunction is granted by the court in cases where it believes that failing to act would result in significant harm to one or more parties involved. For example, if the court finds that a party has been harassing their adversaries through slanderous or threatening statements, they may grant an ex-parte injunction preventing them from continuing these actions. Additionally, the Civil Procedure Code lays out steps that must be taken in order for an ex-parte injunction to be granted by the court. These include notifying all affected parties of the hearing and ensuring that reasonable evidence is presented indicating why urgent action is warranted. Overall, when the court grants an ex-parte injunction, it is making a proactive decision aimed at protecting the interests of all involved parties. 

Temporary Injunction by the Courts

A temporary injunction is a legal order that prevents certain actions from occurring while a case is being considered by the courts. This type of injunction is typically granted in situations where urgent action is needed to prevent harm or damage to another party. In order to obtain such an injunction, the party must file a formal request with the civil procedure code, providing evidence that demonstrates why an injunction is needed in the situation at hand. The court will then review this evidence and make a decision based on whether or not the injunction would be warranted in the circumstances. While a temporary injunction may only be in place for a short period of time, it can often help to protect the rights and interests of parties involved in legal proceedings. As such, it can play an important role in ensuring that conflicts are resolved fairly and efficiently. 

Permanent Injunction by the courts

A permanent injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from doing a particular act. A permanent injunction may be issued if it is shown that the party has engaged in unlawful conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, irreparable harm. The Civil Procedure Code sets forth the procedural requirements for obtaining a permanent injunction.

In order to obtain a permanent injunction, the party seeking relief must file a complaint with the court and serve notice on the opposing party. A hearing will then be held at which both parties will have an opportunity to present evidence and arguments. If the court finds that a permanent injunction is warranted, it will issue an order specifying the terms of the injunction. The party against whom the injunction is issued will be required to comply with the terms of the order or face contempt of court sanctions. 

Competent civil lawyers are important for a specific performance suit. Without their expertise, the entire process could fall apart. The civil lawyer you choose should have a great deal of experience with specific performance suits. They should be able to competently represent you in court and get the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t take chances with your legal representation – make sure you have a competent civil lawyer on your side.

Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog post is for general information and educational purposes only. Nothing contained in this blog post should be construed as legal advice from The Aran Law Firm or the individual author, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter.

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