The article analyses whether price reduction in Estonian law is in a hierarchical relationship with other remedies. Additionally, the article also analyses whether the Estonian law regulation on price reduction complies with the Directive 1999/44/EC.
In the author’s estimation, the Estonian regulation does not comply with Directive 1999/44/EC due to the reason that according to the relevant Estonian regulation, it is only possible to use price reduction in the case where a person accepts an improper performance of obligation, whereas the directive does not foresee the requirement that the accepted performance of obligation has to be improper.
The author also finds that, according to the Estonian regulation, it is not required to use other remedies before price reduction or to provide additional term for performing the obligation, whereas the directive lays down such requirement. However, the author is in the opinion that the obligor’s right to cure the non-performance, laid down in the Estonian law, meets the same aim as the hierarchy in article 3 of Directive 1999/44.