| Commentary

32.1 Duty of care

| Commentary

32 Duties of the bailee

32.1 Duty of care

The custodian must take reasonable care of the goods, that is, such care as a reasonably competent custodian of his standing would take of equivalent goods of others in similar circumstances1. The bailee is not (unless he deviates)2 an insurer of the goods3, and he does not warrant the safety of his premises4.

Only rarely will the bailor’s knowledge of the condition of the premises or of the bailee’s lack of competence relieve the bailee from that standard of care5. For that result to follow, the bailee must show a consent by the

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