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Being Specific About Specific Performance

Davies, PS; (2018) Being Specific About Specific Performance. Conveyancer and Property Lawyer , 2018 (4) pp. 324-338. Green open access

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Abstract

Discusses, with regard to contracts for the sale of land, whether the remedy of specific performance should be less readily available. Reviews the role of specific performance in UK law, the unique nature of real property, the Canadian courts' move away from specific performance towards damages, and why the UK should not follow such a policy, including its impact on the conveyancing process and the assessment of damages.

Type: Article
Title: Being Specific About Specific Performance
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.wildy.com/isbn/0010-8200/the-conveyanc...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Breach of contract; Canada; Comparative law; Contracts for sale of land; Conveyancing; Measure of damages; Real property; Specific performance
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061577
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