PART I (PRELIMINARY) 1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Specific Relief Act, 1963. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. (3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, byKeep Reading

2. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) “obligation” includes every duty enforceable by law; (b) “settlement” means an instrument [other than a will or codicil as defined by the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925)] whereby the destination or devolution of successive interests movable orKeep Reading

3. Savings. Except as otherwise provided herein, nothing in this Act shall be deemed- (a) to deprive any person of any right to relief, other than specific performance, which he may have under any contract; or (b) to affect the operation of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, on documents. SpecificKeep Reading

4. Specific relief to be granted only for enforcing individual civil rights and not for enforcing penal laws. Specific relief can be granted only for the purpose of enforcing individual civil rights and not for the mere purpose of enforcing a penal law. Specific Relief Act full Bare Act DownloadKeep Reading

PART II (SPECIFIC RELIEF) CHAPTER I – RECOVERING POSSESSION OF PROPERTY 5. Recovery of specific immovable property. A person entitled to the possession of specific immovable property may recover it in the manner provided by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) Specific Relief Act full Bare ActKeep Reading

Section 6. Specific Relief Act. (Updated) Suit by person dispossessed of immovable property. (1) If any person is dispossessed without his consent of immovable property otherwise than in due course of law, he or any person through whom he has been in possession or any person claiming through him may,Keep Reading

7. Recovery of specific movable property. A person entitled to the possession of specific movable property may recover it in the manner provided by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. Explanation 1- A trustee may sue under this section for the possession of movable property to the beneficial interest inKeep Reading

8. Liability of person in possession, not as owner, to deliver to persons entitled to immediate possession. Any person having the possession or control of a particular article of movable property, of which he is not the owner, may be compelled specifically to deliver it to the person entitled toKeep Reading

CHAPTER II – SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS 9. Defences respecting suits for relief based on contract. Except as otherwise provided herein, where any relief is claimed under this Chapter in respect of a contract, the person against whom the relief is claimed may plead by way of defence any groundKeep Reading

Section 10 of Specific Relief Act (Updated) Cases in which specific performance of contract enforceable. The specific performance of a contract shall be enforced by the court subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (2) of section 11, section 14 and section 16. (Amendment in 2017) Here is the AmendmentKeep Reading

Section 11 of Specific Relief Act (Updated) Cases in which specific performance of contracts connected with trusts enforceable. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, specific performance of a contract shall, be enforced when the act agreed to be done is in the performance wholly or partly of aKeep Reading

12. Specific performance of part of contract. (1) Except as otherwise hereinafter provided in this section the court shall not direct the specific performance of a part of a contract. (2) Where a party to a contract is unable to perform the whole of his part of it, but theKeep Reading

13. Rights of purchaser or lessee against person with no title or imperfect title. (1) Where a person contracts to sell or let certain immovable property having no title or only an imperfect title, the purchaser or lessee (subject to the other provisions of this Chapter), has the following rights,Keep Reading

Section 14A of Specific Relief Act. Power of court to engage experts. (1) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in any suit under this Act, where the court considers it necessary to get expert opinion to assistKeep Reading

CONTRACTS WHICH CANNOT BE SPECIFICALLY ENFORCED Section 14 of Specific Relief Act (Updated) Contracts not specifically enforceable. The following contracts cannot be specifically enforced, namely- (a) where a party to the contract has obtained substituted performance of contract in accordance with the provisions of section 20; (b) a contract, theKeep Reading