Doctrine of Frustration

Fire Damage Before Completion Date – Doctrine of Frustration #233

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. What is the position of the parties to a Contract of Purchase and Sale when fire damages or destroys the building, which is the subject matter of the contract, between the date the contract was signed and the completiond ate? If the Doctrine of Frustration applies, the parties are not required to