| Commentary

113.4 Reasonable time

| Commentary

113.4 Reasonable time

The questions that are material in determining whether a ‘reasonable time’ has elapsed include whether the buyer has had a reasonable opportunity of examining the goods for the purposes of ascertaining whether they are in conformity with the contract, or in the case of a contract by sample, of comparing the bulk with the sample1.

The length of time that constitutes a ‘reasonable time’ is a question of fact2. Generally the buyer is allowed a reasonable period to decide whether there are any defects and to decide what course of action to follow3.

Where goods are bought for resale,

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