Commentary

48 Disposal of goods

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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48 Disposal of goods

| Commentary

48 Disposal of goods

The involuntary bailee is entitled to take reasonable steps to rid himself of the goods1, but the limits of this liberty are uncertain2. He is probably entitled to remove bulky and durable goods (such as a car) to the public highway or to unoccupied land, provided that in making the removal he acts with reasonable care and skill3. He may even be entitled to destroy or sell noxious or wasting goods. The position with regard to smaller items of greater value (such as jewellery)4 is harder to define5

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