Contracts are an everyday part of life and business, from buying a cup of coffee to leasing a rental space for your business. A contract occurs when there is an offer between two or more parties, an agreement is made, and each party has legal obligations to the other. But what do you do when someone breaches a contract and does not fulfill their obligations?
Our team of experienced lawyers at Nirwan Law Corporation represents businesses and individuals facing a breach of the contract throughout Greater Vancouver and Surrey. We strive to negotiate the best outcome possible for all our clients.
What is a breach of contract?
Breach of contract occurs when the terms of a contract are violated by a party not fulfilling their obligations or fulfilling them incorrectly. Common breach of contract situations include:
- Disputes about the fulfilment of goods or services
- Disputes about the quality of goods or services
- Commercial real estate transaction issues
- Project delays or budgeting
- Lease violations
- Business disputes
- Violations of employment contracts
How can you resolve a contractual breach?
When deciding to bring a claim forward for breach of contract, there are several steps you must take.
First, review the contract carefully to discover any resolution limits. For example, there may be restrictions on monetary claims or a grace period for cancelling a contract without consequence.
Next, you must speak with a lawyer as soon as possible because the BC Limitations Act only provides you with two years to bring a claim to court. Usually, breach of contract victims requests monetary damages for expenses incurred or performance remedies that require the other party to complete an obligation. In some instances, victims request an injunction to prevent the opposing party from taking action.
Do you need a breach of contract lawyer?
A lawyer can help you determine a fair and reasonable solution to your situation if you believe you are the victim of a contractual breach. If you want to take legal action for a breach of contract and are searching for a litigation lawyer in Surrey, contact one of our experienced lawyers online or by calling 604-372-0253.