Examine the rights and duties of a holder of a bill of exchange

A holder for value on the other hand is any person who has provided, or who is deemed to have provided consideration on a bill of exchange.

Rights of the holder:
• To sue on the bill in his own name
• To hold the bill free from any defects of title of the prior parties.
• To negotiate the bill.

Duties of a holder
• It is the duty of the drawer to present the bill to the drawee for acceptance.
• It is the duty of the payee to present the bill to the acceptor for payment.

Duties of a Payee
• If the bill is dishonoured, it is the duty of the payee to have it noted and/or protested.
• If the bill is dishonoured, it is the duty of the payee to notify the endorser.



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