ARCHIVE: Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (January 2000-June 2018)

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 changes a basic principle of English law, namely that only parties to a contract can enforce rights under that contract - the 'privity of contract' rule. This RICS information paper clarifies some of the issues that have come to light as a result of this change.

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