Types of Partnerships on the Basis of Duration - QS Study
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Partnerships can be classified on the basis of two factors- duration and liability. On the basis of duration, there can be two types of partnerships: ‘partnership at will’ and ‘particular partnership’. These types are described in the following sections.

Classification on the basis of duration

(i) Partnership at will: This type of partnership exists at the will of the partners. It can continue as long as the partners want and are terminated when any partner gives a notice of withdrawal from partnership to the firm.

(ii) Particular partnership: Partnership formed for the accomplishment of a particular project say construction of a building or an activity to be carried on for a specified time period is called particular partnership. It dissolves automatically when the purpose for which it was formed is fulfilled or when the time duration expires.