Important Sections of Specific Relief Act
Important Sections of Specific Relief Act, 1963

In India, the Specific Relief Act, 1963 provides remedies for persons whose civil or contractual rights have been violated. Questions from the Specific Relief Act are asked as MCQ or short answers in law exams. To help you prepare better for your exam, here is a list of the most important sections of the Specific Relief Act. All the useful sections mentioned here cover popular law exams. Still, you should match it with your syllabus and definitely read other sections too. Now that we are clear, here are the important sections of the Specific Relief Act.

Important Sections of Specific Relief Act

Section 1 – Short title, extent, and commencement.
Section 2 – Definitions.
Section 5 – Recovery of specific immovable property.
Section 6 – Suit by person dispossessed of immovable property.
Section 7 – Recovery of specific movable property.
Section 9 – Defences respecting suits for relief based on contract.

Section 10 – Cases in which specific performance of contract enforceable.
Section 12 – Specific performance of part of contract.
Section 14 – Contracts not specifically enforceable.
Section 14A – Power of court to engage experts.
Section 15 – Who may obtain specific performance.
Section 16 – Personal bars to relief.

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Section 20 – Substituted performance of contract.
Section 20C – Expeditious disposal of suits.
Section 21 – Power to award compensation in certain cases.

Section 23 – Liquidation of damages not a bar to specific performance.
Section 26 – When instrument may be rectified.
Section 27 – Where rescission may be adjudged or refused.

Section 31 – When cancellation may be ordered.
Section 34 – Discretion of court as to declaration of status or right.
Section 35 – Effect of declaration.

Section 37 – Temporary and perpetual injunctions.
Section 38 – Perpetual injunction when granted.
Section 39 – Mandatory injunctions.
Section 40 – Damages in lieu of, or in addition to, injunction.
Section 41 – Injunction when refused.

These were the important sections of the Specific Relief Act. If you like, you may read this full Act here. Use the PDF or bare act book and highlight all the useful sections shown above. After you do that, it will be easy to prepare well for your law exams.

For Specific Relief Act Exams

It is recommended that you give maximum time to these sections. However, this does not give you the excuse to completely ignore the rest. Before appearing for an exam it is of prime importance that you read the full Specific Relief Act at least once. The list of important sections above is to only help you once you have read the entire act.

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