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Duties of sellers and buyers of goods

There are some specific duties of sellers and buyers of goods that need to perform. Both buyers and sellers are responsible for any mistake. This mistake can terminate the business relationship between buyers and sellers.

  • Duties of sellers of goods

The sellers have to perform 4 specific duties. These are –

  1. Delivery

It is the duty of sellers to deliver the goods to the buyer. Then the buyers accept or reject it. If the buyers accept it then he must pay for goods.  It is the law of contract of sale. Besides, payment and delivery may occur at the same time. In that case, the seller shall be ready and willing to give the possession of goods to the buyer. However, the buyer also ready to make payment in exchange for possession of goods.

Moreover, the sellers are bound to giving delivery according to the terms of the contract and rules of the sale of goods.

  1. Risk of deterioration in the goods

The seller of goods agrees to deliver the goods at his own risk at a place. Besides, he takes all the risk of deterioration in the goods when they are in transit.

  1. Damages of non-delivery

If the sellers are not able to deliver the goods, he is responsible for damages of buyers. However, if the seller wrongfully neglects or refuses to deliver goods to the buyer, the buyer can sue the seller for damages for non-delivery.

  1. Specific performance

Under some certain circumstances, the seller can breach the contract of delivery specific goods. Otherwise, the contract needs to perform specifically.

  • Duties of buyers of goods

The buyers of the goods have to perform 5 specific duties. These are –

  1. Payment of price

After the delivery of goods from the seller, the buyer may accept it or reject it. If the buyer accepts it then of he must need to pay the price of goods. However, It is the terms of the contract.

  1. Compensation

If the buyer wrongfully refuses to accept the delivery of goods, he must pay the compensation to the seller.

  1. Delivery

The seller delivers the goods to the buyer at his request or application for delivery. Otherwise, the seller is not bound to deliver the goods at all.

  1. Liability of buyer

When the seller is ready for delivery his goods, the buyer needs to ready for taking delivery. If an accident occurs due to the negligence of the buyer, he is responsible for compensating it. At the time of making application, the buyer should mention the time of delivery. Otherwise, the seller will not responsible for the delivery of goods within a stipulated time.

  1. Interest and special damages

The seller and buyer may recover interest and damages by the contract law. If the contract law is recoverable only then it is possible. The buyer can recover the paid money if the consideration of purchasing has failed.

So, we understand that the Duties of sellers and buyers of goods are important for maintaining a good business relationship between them.




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