Classification of Contract deals with the various of classes of contract that are legally enforceable. educareguide wants to explore this sub-topic under law of contract. We have provided detailed notes the classification of contract as to its relation to business. Though these classifications have been provided, you should not be scare of these contractual terms. The Classes of contract are:
We have already looked at the meaning of contract in our previous lessons. You can refer to the meaning of contract in our previous article. When we mention classes,we are referring to the various forms of something. Now let’s look at the explanation of the classes of contract:
Classification of Contract
Simple Contract: – It is a contract that are not made in any official state though legally binding on the parties. These king of contract may not be signed and sealed under formal circumstances. However, the parties to the contract make promises to each other that are legally binding. This means that even an oral contract is enforceable so long as evidence could be admitted before a court of law.
Specialty Contract: – These are contract made in official states. This means that they are written, signed, sealed and delivered. Example, a land agreement must be made in a state known as indenture to be considered official. If it is made in any other form, then the parties risk of loosing under the contract.
Contract of Records: – Contract of records comes about when a judgement of a court imposes a contractual responsibility on a person to perform an act. Example, if Yaw does not take care of his son and a court imposes a liability of $1,000 per month on him to take of the son. The payment of the $1,000 becomes a contract of record.
We should be mindful of the fact that various examining bodies may ask the question – “What are the classification of contracts?”. Pleas do remember that the notes above addresses that question comprehensively. The various examining bodies that may ask such a question include the following:
Examining Bodies to ask the question “What are the classification of contracts?”
- Waec wassce Business Management
- Waec Wassce – Social Studies
- Cambridge International College (CIC) – Business Administration
- Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) – Business Administration
- And many others.
In conclusion educareguide would say that the are classification of contract. You should therefore be mindful of which type of contract you are entering into and the various ingredients that must be present for the contract to be enforceable. Thanks.