Obligations to do and not to do
What are the obligations to do and not to do?
The ‘obligations to do’ and ‘obligations not to do’ are legal concepts that refer to different types of commitments or duties that a party assumes in a contract or agreement.
- The obligations to do refer to specific actions that a party commits to carry out as agreed upon in a contract. In other words, they involve the performance of certain tasks, activities, or work.
For instance, in a construction contract, a company might have the obligation to build a structure according to the agreed-upon plans and specifications.
- The obligations not to do involve the restriction of certain actions or activities by one of the parties. In other words, a party compromises not to perform certain actions that could interfere with the interests of the other party or that are against what was agreed in the contract.
For example, in a confidentiality agreement, a party might have an obligation not to disclose confidential information to third parties.