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Law of Guarantees 6th ed isbn 9780414044715

Law of Guarantees 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780421963702
New Edition ISBN: 9780414044715
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421885408
Published: December 2007
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Regarded as the leading work on guarantees, this book discusses the law relating to contracts where one party agrees to be answerable for debts or obligations of another to a third party. It deals with guarantees in loans, consumer credit, hire purchase, landlord and tenant, building contracts and commercial contracts.

The Law of Guarantees:-

  • Analyses the various statutory and contractual requirements relating to the law of guarantees
  • Covers everything you need, from the definitions and background of general contract requirements, through the elements and construction of a guarantee, to its enforcement
  • Includes guarantees for loans, consumer credit, hire purchase, landlord and tenant, building contracts and commercial contracts
  • Examines the guarantor's liability and rights against both creditors and debtors
  • Discusses revocation of contracts and discharge of the surety
  • Deals with insolvency in relation to guarantees
  • Provides specimen pleadings and a selection of precedents for use in drafting
  • Reflects the changes brought about by the Consumer Credit Act 2006
  • Incorporates developments and cases on performance bonds, statute of fraud, deeds and international commerce
  • Reproduces relevant legislation

Commercial Law
Definitions and characteristics; Contractual requirements; Formal requirements; Construction; Vitiating elements in the contract; The liability of the surety; Enforcement of contracts of suretyship; Revocation of contracts of suretyship; Discharge of the surety; Rights of the surety against the principal; Rights of the surety against the creditor; Rights of the surety against co-sureties; Insolvency; Bank guarantees and related transactions; International commerce; Performance bonds; Consumer credit transactions; Landlord and tenant; Precedents; Appendix legislation;