4 Indicators of Proper Venue of Action


Under Rule 16 of the Rules of Court, that the venue has been improperly laid is a ground for a motion to dismiss. What determines propriety of venue? Venue of an action actually depends upon:

[1] The nature of the action. Is the action in personal or real?;
[2] The residence of the parties or the situs of the property in litem. Where do parties reside? Where is the res in litem located?;
[3] The stipulation of parties. Have the parties stipulated a restrictive or permissive venue?; and
[4] The law. Does the law provide a venue of action?

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