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Actio Surrogatoria

Posted on 22-12-14
Written By: Michelle Camilleri

Italian Jurisprudence has accepted the actio surrogatoria as an action which is available to the ‘buyer’ of immovable property against the prospective vendor where the latter has entered into a promise of sale with a third party in relation to the same immovable. On the contrary, in local jurisprudence, the actio surrogatoria ‘ma twettaqx biss funzjoni konservattiva imma principalment ta’ forza ezekuttiva’. 1 Moreover, in ‘Francis Flores proprio et nomine v. Accountant General et’2 the Civil Court First Hall concluded that the action contemplated in Article 1143 ‘ssir biex dak li hu dovut jidhol fil-patrimonju tad-debitur tal-attur (i.e. il-kreditur)’