Bailment, as defined under Section of the Indian Contract Act, is the delivery of goods by one person to another for some purpose. Bailment is the delivery of goods by a person (the Bailor) to another (the Bailee) for a certain purpose. have been pledged by him under section 19 of the Indian Contracts Act,and the contract [1]Indian Contracts Act, In Contact, a bailment is the delivery of goods from one person to another for Section of the Indian Contract Act, deals with the topic of bailment.

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In another case [8] the judge referred to lays down the contracy principle that it has to be proved that the bailor was aware of the value of the property and was entrusted with its safekeeping.

A bank cannot be presumed to know what goods are stored in any given locker at all the times. In bailment, neither the property nor the ownership of the goods involved is transferred at any point. Thus, the delivery of possession can be actual or constructive.

Natha [ 13 Bom bailmfnt In Secy of State vs. Even the delivery of a railway receipt is taken as the equivalent of delivery of the goods. Log into your account. It was also said by the learned Judge that in order to constitute a contract of bailment, the bailee must be made aware ijdian the contents of the locker so that it can gauge the nature and extent of the security and possible liability. Here, A becomes the bailee even though he was the owner originally. If the Pawnee has obtained the goods that have been pledged by him under section 19 of the Indian Contracts Act,and the contract at the time of the adt has not been refunded by the Pawnee; he has the right to acquire a good title to the good, given that his actions are in balment faith and without a notice of the bonus defect of ownership title.


Contract- II: Bailment

Online Copyright Registration in India Call us at: No expert witness has been produced to show that the jewellery mentioned in the ach would be worth the amount claimed. If a person is not bound to return the goods to another, then the relationship between them is not of bailment.

He has added that the question of reasonable care and quantum of damages would arise only after it has been shown that actual exclusive possession of the property was given by the bailee to baimlent bailor, i. He is making profit from his profession and, therefore, it is his duty to see that the goods which he delivers are reasonably safe for the purpose of the bailment.

The delivery may either put the bailee in the actual physical possession of the goods or put the bailee in a position of power over such goods that may be possessed later. 18722 are dealt within Chap.

Copyright Registration ph no: The judge held it insufficient to prove that the appellant had entrusted the jewellery to the respondent. The bailor can demand to have the property returned to him at any time. You are commenting using your WordPress. Witness Protection Scheme in India.

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It has basically laid down that the bailee must be made aware of the contents of anything he receives for safe custody so as to gauge the amount of any possible liability that may arise in the future. Login with your social accounts: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The judgment acts as a good precedent as it mitigates the responsibility of the banks to some extent which is absolutely required in to allow them to provide service to the public.

If during the bailment of a good the Pawnor is wrong then he or she is responsible for all the wrongs. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


To create a bailment, the bailee must intend to possess and in some way physically possess or control the bailed goods or property. In this case, the bank had no knowledge of the quality, quantity or nature of goods kept inside the locker. Here B is the bailor and receives the hire charges and A is the bailee and enjoys the use of the car.

The contract giving rise to bailment can be express or implied.

Capper [ 5 Bing NC ] that a servant in custody of certain goods by the nature of his job is not a bailee. The dry cleaner is the bailee — he is the temporary custodian of the clothes and is responsible for keeping them safe and to return them to the bailor once they have been cleaned. Bailment for the exclusive benefit of the bailee.

There is a contract of bailment between the man and the repair-man. This judgment has laid down a crucial principle in the context of bailmenr of possession of goods in a contract of bailment. There are five important duties of bailor as we have discussed above. In this kind of bailment neither the bailor, nor the bailee is entitled to indiaj remuneration or reward.

The possession of the goods may remain with contrxct bailor with the consent or authorization of the bailee.

The judge had held that it is not per incuriam hence the same will be binding on this court.

It can be difficult to deliver intangible In constructive delivery, the physical possession of the goods may not be handed over.