A remedy requiring a person who has breached a contract to perform what he or she had agreed to do in the contract. Specific performance will be ordered in a case where money damages would be inadequate to compensate for the breach.
a remedy requiring a person who has breached a contract to perform specifically what was agreed upon and is available only when money damages would not suffice
Action brought about in a court of law to force a party to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract.
A legal action to compel performance of a contract; for example a contract for the sale of land. A contract remedy by which one party is ordered by the court to comply with the terms of the agreement. Back to the Top
A legal act to force the performance of a contract according to its terms.
A person may, in rare cases, be ordered to perform their obligations under a contractâ€¢ Contracts
A remedy requiring a person who has breached a contract to perform specifically what he or she has agreed to do. Specific performance is ordered when damages would be inadequate compensation.
An equitable remedy provided by a court that orders the breaching party to a contract to perform its part of the contract.
Lawsuit requesting that a contract be exactly carried out, usually asking that the seller be ordered to convey the property as previously agreed.
A legal remedy requiring a party to perform as agreed, ordinarily granted when money damages are inadequate.
a court injunction that makes a defendant adhere to the terms of an agreed upon, current contract.
An action at law to compel the performance of a contract according to its terms.
Being required by a court to do exactly what was agreed to do by contract, promise, or other obligation when money damages will not properly compensate for the harm done. Class
the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
Equitable remedy that requires a party to a contract to perform the contract promise or promises.
An action to enforce the performance of a contract, when money damages for breach are not satisfactory.
A remedy in a court of equity whereby the defendant may be compelled to do whatever he/she has agreed to do in a contract executed by him/her. Because all land is considered unique, the remedy is often applied in real estate law to enable a buyer to force a defaulting seller to transfer the specific real estate that is the subject of a sales contract rather than to be compensated in money damages for the sellers breach of contract.
A court order requiring a person to act or do a specific thing that they had agreed to do.
A legal action filed in order to insure the complete performance of a contract.
A remedy in a court of equity compelling a defendant to carry out the terms of an agreement or contract. It is available only where the remedy of damages canot afford adequate relief to the plaintiff.
A remedy for a breach of an agreement whereby the breaching party is ordered to perform the obligations contained within the agreement.
An instruction of a court requiring a defaulting party to a contract to buy and sell real property to specifically perform his/her obligations under the contract.
A legal action to complete the performance of a contract.
A remedy for breach of contract, where the breaching party is ordered to complete the contract according to its terms.
A requirement compelling one of the parties to perform or carry out the provisions of a contract into which he has entered.
Remedy requiring person who has breached a contract to fulfill his/her part of the contract, as opposed to simply paying damages. Ordered when paying damages would be inadequate or inappropriate.
A remedy in court compelling die defendant to carry out the terms of the agreement or contract which was executed
An action brought in a court of equity in special cases to compel a party to carry out the terms of a contract.
Lawsuit seeking to have court order that the party guilty of a breach of contract undertakes to perform his or her obligations under the contract, filed when the party's remedy at law is inadequate.
An action to compel the performance of a contract, when money damages for breach would not be satisfactory.
The power of a court to require a party to perform a specific contractual obligation. Not applicable to personal services contracts, such as requiring a writer to complete a manuscript.
The legal obligation for the parties in a contract to fulfill their promises or be in default and subject to a lawsuit.
A Legal Action to compel performance of an agreement.
The remedy of performance of a contract in the specific form in which it was made, according to the precise terms agreed upon.
a remedy that can be given by court order. Requires a party to a contract to actually carry out their part of the deal. However, there are restrictions on its use and in particular it will not be used for personal services eg an entertainer could not be forced to appear in a show if they refused. Instead damages would be awarded.
An equitable action compelling a party to specifically perform a contract or contract provision.
An action brought by a court to force a party to carry out the terms of a contract.
Carrying out the precise terms agreed upon in a contract.
A remedy provided by a court that orders the losing side to perform its part of the contract rather than paying money (damages to the winner). The courts will not order specific performance of some contracts such as contracts of service (or employment). They will order specific performance of contracts for the sale of land.
A legal action in which the court requires a party to a contract to perform the terms of the contract when the party has refused to fulfill its obligations.
A legal remedy, which if decreed by a court, forces a party to perform a certain act in a specified way.
When a court requires a defendant to carry out the terms of an agreement or contract.
A legal action to compel a party to carry out the terms of a contract.
Court action to compel performance of an agreement for the sale of land.
A remedy which the court will grant, in certain cases, compelling the defendant to perform or carry out the terms of a valid, existing agreement or contract.
A remedy provided by a court that orders the losing side to perform its part of a contract rather than, or possibly in addition to, paying money damages to the winner.
An equitable remedy to compel the strict performance of a contract.
A remedy in court compelling the defendant to carry-out the terms of the agreement of contract which was executed.
A legal action that requires a party to honor the terms of a contract
If the buyer backs out of a contract the deller has the right to keep his deposit and also go after the buyer for "Specific Performance." Ie: Make him buy the property or sue him for any amount the Seller may have lost because the Buyer did not complete the contract.
A lawsuit to compel a party to a contract to performance of the act as they promised, such as forcing the sale of a property.
A legal action to compel another party to complete the terms of a contract.
Where damages would be inadequate compensation for the breach of a contract, the party who breached the contract will be compelled to perform specifically what he or she originally agreed to do.
In the law of remedies, an order of specific performance is an order of the court which requires a party to perform a specific act. While specific performance can be in the form of any type of forced action, it is usually used to complete a previously established transaction, thus being the most effective remedy in protecting the expectation interest of the innocent party to a contract. It is the opposite of an injunction.