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Section 169, Contract Act 1872: When Finder Of Thing Commonly On Sale May Sell It

Section 169 under the Chapter IX (Of bailment) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'When finder of thing commonly on sale may sell it', is reproduced hereunder:—

“When a thing which is commonly the subject of sale is lost, if the owner cannot with reasonable diligence be found, or if he refuses, upon demand, to pay the lawful charges of the finder, the finder my sell it—

(1) when the thing is in danger of perishing or of losing the greater part of its value, or

(2) when the lawful charges of the finder in respect of the thing found amount to two-thirds of its value.”

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