Commentary

60.2 Imposing a duty to collect

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
| Commentary

60.2 Imposing a duty to collect

| Commentary

60.2 Imposing a duty to collect

An obligation to collect the goods may be implied where a bailor is actually or constructively aware that the purpose for which the goods were bailed is completed and that the goods are available for collection1. But a failure to collect will not necessarily place the bailor in breach of contract. The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 therefore enables the bailee under certain types of bailment to impose upon the bailor by notice a duty to collect the goods2, or to give directions for their redelivery. The notice must be in writing and

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