Commentary

68 Acknowledgments for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980

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68 Acknowledgments for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980

| Commentary

68 Acknowledgments for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980

Acknowledgments are sometimes given for the purpose of causing time limits imposed by the Limitation Act 1980 to start running afresh1. There are three main areas where this arises:

  1. 68.1

        debts;

  2. 68.2

        interests in the administration of estates; and

  3. 68.3

        interests in land2.

Such acknowledgments must be in writing, be signed by the maker or his agent and be made to the person whose title or claim is being acknowledged3, otherwise no particular form is specified4. All that is necessary is that the debtor should recognise the debt, or that the

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