135. Nature of gratuitous loan for use.

In deposit1 and mandate2 the bailor has (at least nominally) all the advantages of the bailment. In gratuitous loan for use3 the reverse is the case. This is a bailment where a chattel is lent by its owner to the bailee for the express purpose of conferring a benefit upon the bailee, without any corresponding advantage to its owner4.

By English law this agreement is confined to goods, chattels or personal property, and does not, as under the Roman civil law, extend to real estate