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Section 154 - Liability of bailee making unauthorised use of goods bailed : Indian Contract Act 1872

 

What is the Liability of bailee making unauthorised use of goods bailed? Section 154 of Indian Contract Act 1872

Section 154 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Liability of bailee making unauthorised use of goods bailed"

154. If the bailee makes any use of the goods bailed, which is not according to the conditions of the bailment, he is liable to make compensation to the bailor for any damage arising to the goods from or during such use of them.

Illustrations
(a) A lends a horse to B for his own riding only. B allows C, a member of his family, to ride the horse. C rides with care, but the horse accidentally falls and is injured. B is liable to make compensation to A for the injury done to the horse.

(b) A hires a horse in Calcutta from B expressly to march to Benares. A rides with due care, but marches to Cuttack instead. The horse accidentally falls and is injured. A is liable to make compensation to B for the injury to the horse.

 

 

INDIAN CONTRACT ACT 1872

Section 146 - Co-sureties liable to contribute equally

Section 147 - Liability of co-sureties bound in different sums

CHAPTER IX BAILMENT

Section 148 - Bailment bailor and bailee defined

Section 150 - Bailors duty to disclose faults in goods bailed

 

 

Section 151 - Care to be taken by bailee

Section 152 - Bailee when not liable for loss, etc., of thing bailed

Section 153 - Termination of bailment by bailees act inconsistent with conditions

Section 154 - Liability of bailee making unauthorised use of goods bailed

Section 155 - Effect of mixture with bailors consent of his goods with bailees

 

 

Section 156 - Effect of mixture without bailor's consent, when the goods can be separated

Section 157 - Effect of mixture, without bailor's consent, when the goods cannot be separated

Section 158 - Repayment by bailor, of necessary expenses

Section 159 - Restoration of goods lent gratuitously

Section 160 - Return of goods bailed on expiration of time or accomplishment of purpose

 

 

Section 161 - Bailees responsibility when goods are not duly returned

Section 162 - Termination of gratuitous bailment by death

Section 163 - Bailor entitled to increase or profit from goods bailed

Section 164 - Bailor's responsibility to bailee

Section 165 - Bailment by several joint owners

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