Law and others v Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

Limitation of actions – Quinquennial prescription – Obligation in missives. Court of Session: In an action in which the pursuers sought to enforce an obligation in missives for the sale of heritable property against the defenders, the court held that the obligation which the pursuers sought to enforce was not an 'obligation relating to land in terms of para 2(e) of Sch 1 to the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 and it had therefore been extinguished by the short negative prescription before the action was raised.

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