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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The possession of the goods may remain with the bailor with the consent or authorization of the bailee. It can be difficult to deliver intangible In constructive delivery, the physical possession of the goods may not be handed over. In this kind of bailment neither the bailor, nor the bailee is entitled to any remuneration or reward.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Inter — Corporate Loans And Investments. In Gratuitous Bailment, however, the Ccontract is responsible only for those faults which are known to him and which are not disclosed. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! One of the key ingredients emphasized on by this definition is the delivery of possession of the goods from the bailor bailmenf the bailee.

But the coins and notes that are no longer legal tender and are more or less just objects of curiosity, then they can be bailed. The defendant was accordingly held liable. There is no proof of gailment kind to show the value of bailmejt jewellery which was kept in the locker. Thus, the bailee must have actual physical control of the property with the intent to possess it for a valid bailment.

Atul Mehra v Bank of Maharastra – Case Study on Bailment under the Indian Contract Act

We will call you within 2 working hours. In Secy of State vs. He does not disclose that the horse is vicious. The appeal was decided in favour of the Respondent. Property deposited in a court under orders is not property delivered under a contract.


If he does not make such disclosure, he is responsible for any damage caused to the Bailee directly from such faults. Present Position in India: You are commenting using your WordPress.

On the argument of Mr Jaggal that the relationship between the two parties is of landlord and hirer, it was said that it cannot be said that such a relationship existed because the supposed hirer the plaintiff did not have direct access to the land that he has hired and the assistance of the bank employees is required in doing so.

Contract- II: Bailment

Presently, the Indian Courts have taken the position that bailment can exist without a contract. A tailor is given a cloth for stitching a shirt, a watch repair shop is given a watch to mend it. Bailment implies a sort of one person temporarily goes into the possession bilment another.

Explanation to Section states indiian if a person already in possession of the goods of another person contracts to holds the goods as a bailee, he becomes the bailee even though the goods may not have been delivered to him by way of bailment in the first place.

This judgment has laid down a crucial principle in the context of delivery of possession of goods in a contract of bailment. Capper [ 5 Bing NC ] that a servant in custody of certain goods by the nature of his job is not a bailee. Constructive delivery is an action that the law treats as the equivalent of actual delivery.

In Contacta bailment is the delivery of goods from one person to another for some purpose, upon a contract that they shall, when the purpose is accomplished, be returned or otherwise disposed of according to the directions of the person delivering them. The delivery may either put the bailmeny in the actual physical possession of the goods or put the bailee in a position of power over such goods that avt be possessed later.

Contracr of goods in bailment is not permanent. The Bench, comprising of Justice S. The plaintiff hired from the defendant for a specific journey of a carriage, a pair of horses and a driver. An involuntary contract of bailment arises and the finder automatically becomes bailee even in absence of bailment by the bailor — the owner of the lost goods. How you can make this new year special.


The bailor can demand to have the property returned to him at any time. The television set is left at the shop where the repair man examines it and fixes the problem.

This is the case where a bailor delivers the goods to the bailee for the exclusive benefits of the bailee and does not gain anything from the contract himself. In a situation where a person keeps the goods in possession of another person but in fact, continues to have control over such goods, there is no delivery for the purpose of bailment. The tailor is supposed to return the finished garment to the customer, the bailor, once the garment has been stitched.

Here the original possession of goods was with the seller as the owner of the said goods and after the sale, his possession is converted into a contract of bailment. If the Pawnee has suffered some extra expenses whilst the good was in his possession then it is the duty of the Pawnor to reimburse the expenses.

With the Reference of Book: Indian Contract Act, Contract Law. Section specifically talks of bailment via a contract. This is a feature of bailment that distinguishes it from other relations like agency, etc. When he leaves his watch at the showroom for repair, he has given actual delivery of possession of goods to the showroom.

Did you find this blog post helpful? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Notify me of new comments via email. If the loss exceeds the benefit, the bailor shall have to indemnify the bailee. Here, A becomes the bailee even though he was the owner originally.

Such uncountable liability would also discourage banks to give such a facility which is currently utilized by countless number of people around the globe. In constructive delivery, the physical possession of the goods may not be handed over.