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Limitation Act – Tips

  1. Bare Act: Read the Act carefully to understand its sections and meanings.
  2. Limitation period: The Act’s most crucial aspect is initiating legal proceedings within the specified time limit. After the limitation period, the case becomes time-barred, and the court may not entertain the matter. To avoid this, keep track of the limitation period and initiate legal action within the specified time.
  3. Calculation of limitation period: The limitation period for each legal action varies, and it can be tricky to calculate. It is essential to correctly calculate the limitation period based on the nature of the legal action, the cause of action, and other factors.
  4. Applicable provisions: The Act has different provisions for different legal actions. It is essential to know the provisions that apply to the specific legal action. Understand the applicable provisions for the limitation period.
  5. Initiating legal action: While the Act prescribes a specific time limit, it is advisable to initiate legal action immediately. Delays can result in losing evidence, witnesses, and even legal rights. It is best to initiate legal action as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of success.
  6. Claim the correct relief: The relief claimed in a legal action depends on various factors, including the Act. Claim the appropriate relief to avoid the dismissal of the case or to get compensation. Understanding the relief available under the law and claiming the appropriate relief is essential.
  7. Seek legal advice when needed: If there is any doubt, seek a legal expert’s advice.