BILLS OF SALE ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Bills of sale of personal chattels to be void if not recorded

   4   Defeasances or conditions of bills of sale to be written on the same paper with bills of sale

   5   On payment of debt satisfaction to be entered

 

THE BILLS OF SALE ACT

[Date of Commencement: 18th June, 1867]

Cap 42

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Bills of Sale Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "bill of sale" includes bills of sale, assignments, transfers, declarations of trust without transfer, and other assurances of personal chattels, and also powers of attorney, authorities or licences to take possession of personal chattels as security for any debt, but shall not include the following documents that is to say assignments for the benefit of the creditors of the person making or giving the same, marriage settlements; transfers or assignments of any ship or vessel, or any share thereof; transfers of goods in the ordinary course of business of any trade or calling; bills of sale of any goods in foreign parts or at sea; bills of lading; warehousekeepers' certificates; warrants or orders for the delivery of goods, or any other documents used in the ordinary course of business as proof of the possession or control of goods, or authorising, or purporting to authorise, either by endorsement or by delivery, the possessor of such document to transfer or to receive goods thereby represented;

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   "personal chattels" mean goods, furniture, fixtures, and other articles capable of complete transfer by delivery, and shall not include chattel interests in real estate, nor shares or interests in the stock, funds, or securities of any government, or in the capital or property of any incorporated or joint stock company, nor choses in action, nor any stock or produce upon any plantation or lands which, by virtue of any covenant, or agreement, or custom of the country, ought not to be removed from any plantation where the same are at the time of the making or giving of such bill of sale.

   (2) In this Act-

   personal chattels shall be deemed to be in the "apparent possession" of the person making or giving the bill of sale so long as they shall remain or be in or upon any house, mill, warehouse, building, works, yard, land, or other premises occupied by him, or as they shall be used and enjoyed by him in any place whatsoever notwithstanding the formal possession thereof may be taken by or given to any other person.

3   Bills of sale of personal chattels to be void if not recorded

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