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Modes of Termination of Principal – Agent Relationship under the Indian Contract Act, 1872

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of law, B.P.S. Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur kalan, Sonipat, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 46-48, November,14 (2013)

Abstract

Agency may be brought to an end either by the act of the parties, or by operation of law. Where the agency was created by agreement, it will be determinable in the same way. A continuing agency may also be determined by giving such period of notice as is specified in any agreement, or failing that, reasonable notice. Finally, if either party acts in a way which is inconsistent with the continuation of the agency then it will be terminated though of course this may well give rise to rights of action for breach of contract. As regards termination by operation of law, if an agency is for a particular transaction, the relationship will terminate when that transaction is completed. If it is for a specified period, it will cease at the end of that period.

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