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Asked on Jun 10, 2024

Can a sales agreement be terminated if one party fails to fulfill their obligations?

I recently entered into a sales agreement with a company to purchase a large quantity of products for my business. The agreement outlined the price, quantity, and delivery schedule of the products. However, the company has consistently failed to deliver the products on time and in the agreed-upon quantities. This has caused significant disruptions to my business operations and financial losses. I would like to know if I have the legal right to terminate the sales agreement due to the company's failure to fulfill their obligations, and if so, what steps should I take to do so?

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Contracts

Washington

Answered 33 days ago

Merry A.

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The following constitutes educational information, not legal advice: 1. Write the other party a letter by certified, return receipt mail - outline the ways in which the other party has been violating the contract, and give them a deadline for resolving the problem. Do not make any threats. 2. Carefully review your agreement and follow any provisions for dispute resolution, such as negotiation, medication, or arbitration. I suggest that in your approach, you emphasize that you believe that the other party is in breach of the contract, but make it clear that you would like to resolve the problem together - but that the other party has a deadline for doing so. If none of the above works, you may want to write another certified, return receipt letter stating that the other party is in breach of the agreement, and none of your reasonable efforts to resolve the matter have resolved the problem. You may want to state that at this point, the contract is now null and void. I recommend that you have a business contract attorney help you through this process - an another other than me. Good luck!

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