Section 156 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 156 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about Effect of mixture, without bailor’s consent, when the good can be separated. It is under CHAPTER IX of the Act. CHAPTER IX is titled OF BAILMENT.
Effect of mixture, without bailor’s consent, when the good can be separated
If the bailee, without the consent of the bailor, mixes the goods of the bailor with his own goods, and the goods can be separated or divided, the property in the goods remains in the parties respectively; but the bailee is bound to bear the expense of separation or division, and any damage arising from the mixture.
A bails 100 bales of cotton marked with a particular mark to B. B, without A’s consent, mixes the 100 bales with other bales of his own, bearing a different mark: A is entitled to have his 100 bales returned, and B is bound to bear all the expense incurred in the separation of the bales, and any other incidental damage.
Section 155 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Effect of mixture, with bailor‟s consent, of his goods with bailee’s)