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Part IV – The Limitation Act, 1963

The Limitation Act, 1963


PART IV – Suits relating to Declarations.




To cancel or set aside an instrument or decree or for the rescission of a contract.

Three years

When the facts entitling the plaintiff to have the instrument or decree cancelled or set aside or the contract rescinded first becomes known to him.


To set aside a transfer of property made by the guardian of a ward




By the ward who has attained majority;

Three years

When the ward attains majority.


By the ward’s legal representative

Three years

  1. When the ward dies within three years from the date of attaining majority;

When the ward attains majority.

When the ward dies before attaining majority

Three years

When the ward dies.


By a mortgagor –

(a) to redeem or recover, possession of immovable property mortgaged;

Thirty years

When the right to redeem or to recover possession accrues.

(b) to recover possession of immovable property mortgaged and afterwards transferred by the mortgage for a valuable consideration.

Twelve years

When the transfer becomes known to plaintiff.

(c) to recover surplus collection received by the mortgage after the mortgage has been satisfied.

Three years

When the mortgagor reenters on the mortgaged property.



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