683. Specifically enforceable agreement.

683.     Specifically enforceable agreement.

Although a deed is normally necessary to create an annuity1 inter vivos, an agreement for valuable consideration to create an annuity can be specifically enforced by the court2. The availability of an order for specific performance is subject to the usual equitable rules3. As the agreement does not relate to an interest in land, there is no need for the agreement to be in, or evidenced by, writing4.