The hirer must pay at the agreed time the rent1 agreed upon for the use of the chattel hired. His failure to do so is a breach of contract which entitles the owner to sue for damages and may, in an appropriate case, entitle the owner to bring the bailment to an end and retake possession of the chattel. A persistent failure to pay rent, which evinces an intention no longer to be bound by the contract, will generally be construed as a repudiation of the bailment entitling the owner to retake possession of the chattel and to claim
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