Thursday, January 15, 2009

Swedish Law - Civil limitations/ "preskription"

The rules on civil limitation/"preskription" are found in the Swedish Limitations Act/"Preskriptionslag (1981:130)". I can not find any English translation of the act on the internet. It can be found as a part of "Swedish Commercial Legislation" available here.

The ordinary period of limitation in Sweden is ten years. However, the period of limitation for claims against consumers is three years, where the claim relates to goods, services or other commodities supplied by a manufacturer in the course of its business activities, for primarily personal use by the consumer.