Commentary

17 Costs of safekeeping

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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17 Costs of safekeeping

| Commentary

17 Costs of safekeeping

In many cases, the bailee cannot claim the normal costs of storing the goods, because responsibility for these costs will have been impliedly undertaken by his acceptance of the goods as depositary1. An agreement to pay the reasonable costs of storage might, however, be inferred in particular cases. In addition, the bailee may be entitled to recover the costs of safeguarding the goods against extraordinary hazards, provided that in so acting he is discharging his duty of care2. It is uncertain how far this result depends on the commercial nature of the

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