- The obligee – the party who is the recipient of an obligation,
- The principal – the primary party who will be performing the contractual obligation,
- The surety – who assures the obligee that the principal can perform the task
Through a surety bond, the surety agrees to uphold — for the benefit of the obligee — the contractual promises (obligations) made by the principal if the principal fails to uphold its promises to the obligee. The contract is formed so as to induce the obligee to contract with the principal, i.e., to demonstrate the credibility of the principal and guarantee performance and completion per the terms of the agreement.
The principal will pay a premium (usually annually) for the bonds in exchange for the bonding company’s financial strength to extend surety credit. In the event of a claim, the surety will investigate it. If it turns out to be a valid claim, the surety will pay it and then turn to the principal for reimbursement of the amount paid on the claim and any legal fees incurred.
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Types of surety bonds:
- Bid, performance and payment bonds
- Construction materials supply bonds
- Depository bonds
- ERISA fidelity bonds
- Licenses and permits bonds
- Miscellaneous bonds