11.2.1 Definition of ‘month’

11.2 Months, days, years and quarters

11.2.1 Definition of ‘month’

Generally, a month means a calendar month. This is provided by the Law of Property Act 1925 Section 61, and applies to all deeds, contracts and other instruments governed by UK law unless the contract otherwise requires. The same meaning is given for legislation by the Interpretation Act 1978 Section 5, Schedule 1. At common law, ‘month’ meant calendar month only in bills of exchange and other commercial documents. Otherwise, it meant ‘lunar month’1. ‘Calendar month’ does not necessarily mean a month as it appears

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