Never Ending Rights – The Status of Perpetual Contract Obligations in Ontario


August 18, 2020 By: Michael Conway Can two parties create contractual obligations which bind in perpetuity? If I make a contract with someone else that says that I agree to let them park in my driveway in perpetuity, should the other person be allowed to hold me to that promise 75 years from now? Is it unconscionable to include in a contract that one party is bound to do something forever for all time? The Court of Appeal for Ontario says that this sort of contractual clause is permissible and does not offend public policy. Perpetual Clauses A perpetual clause – [...]