420. Builder's bankruptcy.

420.     Builder's bankruptcy.

A stipulation in a building contract that on the bankruptcy of the builder the materials brought by him on the ground should be forfeited to the building owner is void, as being an attempt to control the use, after bankruptcy, of property vested in the bankrupt at the date of the bankruptcy; accordingly, the materials would, in the event of the builder's bankruptcy, pass to his trustee1. However, a stipulation is valid which provides that, on default of the builder in fulfilling his part of the agreement, the building owner might expel him, and