Section 228 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 228 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about Principal not bound when excess of agent’s authority is not separable. It is under “Effect of agency on contracts with third persons” of CHAPTER X of the Act. CHAPTER X is titled AGENCY.
Principal not bound when excess of agent’s authority is not separable
Where an agent does more than he is authorized to do, and what he does beyond the scope of his authority cannot be separated from what is within it, the principal is not bound to recognize the transaction.
A authorizes B to buy 500 sheep for him. B buys 500 sheep and 200 lambs for one sum of 6,000 rupees. A may repudiate the whole transaction.
Section 227 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Principal how far bound, when agent exceeds authority)