Section 170 - Bailee's particular lien : Indian Contract Act
What is Bailee's particular lien? Section 170 of Indian Contract Act
Section 170 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Bailee's particular
170. Where the bailee has, in accordance with the purpose of
the bailment, rendered any service involving the exercise of
labour or skill in respect of the goods bailed, he has, in the
absence of a contract to the contrary, a right to retain such
goods until he receives due remuneration for the services he has
rendered in respect of them.
(a) A delivers a rough diamond to B, a jeweller, to be cut and
polished, which is accordingly done. B is entitled to retain the
stone till he is paid for the services he has rendered.
(b) A gives cloth to B, a tailor, to make into a coat. B
promises A to deliver the coat as soon as it is finished, and to
give a three-months' credit for the price. B is not entitled to
retain the coat until he is paid.