In general, the hirer owes only an obligation to take reasonable care of the chattel hired, and is not liable for loss or injury happening to it, unless caused by his own want of due care, or that of his employees1. His liability may be extended or diminished by the terms of a special contract, which will be construed with reference to the age and condition of the particular chattel at the time of the hiring2 and the circumstances of the injury3.
Apart from special contract, the hirer is not responsible for fair wear and tear4; nor is he under
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234