HOTELKEEPER'S LIABILITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Hotelkeeper not to be liable for loss, etc beyond $60, except in certain cases

   4   Obligation to receive property of guests for safe custody

   5   Notice of Act, etc to be conspicuously exhibited

 

THE HOTELKEEPER'S LIABILITY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 28th September, 1950]

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Cap 151.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Hotelkeeper's Liability Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "hotel" means any building containing not less than ten bedrooms for the accommodation for reward of guests;

   "hotelkeeper" means the person by whom is carried on the business of keeping any hotel.

3   Hotelkeeper not to be liable for loss, etc beyond $60, except in certain cases

   No hotelkeeper shall be liable to make good to any guests of such hotelkeeper any loss of or injury to goods or property brought to his hotel, not being a horse or other live animal, or any gear appertaining thereto, or any carriage, to a greater amount than the sum of sixty dollars, except in the following cases; (that is to say)

   (a)   where such goods or property shall have been stolen, lost, or injured through the wilful act, default, or neglect of such hotelkeeper or any servant in his employ;

   (b)   where such goods or property shall have been deposited expressly for safe custody with such hotelkeeper:

   Provided always, that in the case of such deposit it shall be lawful for such hotelkeeper, if he thinks fit, to require, as a condition of his liability, that such goods or property shall be deposited in a box or other receptacle, fastened and sealed by, the person depositing the same.

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