Commentary

35.1 Care and custody

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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35.1 Care and custody

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35 Duties of the bailee

35.1 Care and custody

The obligations of the bailee for work and labour correspond largely to those of the rewarded custodian1. The bailee must take reasonable care of the goods2, which obligation will be measured by all the circumstances3. The bailee’s duty is not lessened by the fact that no separate charge is exacted for storage4. The general duty includes a duty to take reasonable care in redelivering the goods to the bailor5, and to act responsibly in the event of an emergency, even where this

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