Hotelkeeper's Liability Act

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Published: 1950-09-28

HOTELKEEPER’S LIABILITY 1

THE HOTELKEEPERS LIABILITY ACT Cap 151.

[28th September, 19.50.1

1. This Act may be cited as the Hotelkeeper’s Liability sh0rttiitle.
Act.

2. In this Act- Interpreta-
tion “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. No hotelkeeper shall be liable to make good to any Hole,kceper
guests of such hotelkeeper any loss of or injury to goods or ;?;;:p,”,
property brought to his hotel, not being a horse or other 1oss.etc..
live animal, or any gear appertaining thereto, or any car- except in
riage, to a greater amount than the sum of sixty dollars, g:gn
except in the following cases; (that is to say)

beyond $60,

(a) where such goods or property shall have been
stolen, lost, or injured through the wilful act, de-
fault, 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
shalI be deposited in a box or other receptacle, fastened
and sealed by, the person depositing the same.

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2 HOTELKEEPER'S LlABlLlTY

Obligation
to receive
property of
guests for
Safc cuslody.

Notice of
Act, etc., to
be wnspi-
cuously
exhibited

4. If any hotelkeeper shall refuse to receive for safe
custody, as before mentioned, any goods or property of his
guest, or if any such guest shall, through any default of
such hotelkeeper, be unable to deposit such goods or
property as aforesaid, such hotelkeeper shall not be entitled
to the benefit of this Act in respect of such goods or
property.

5. Every hotelkeeper shall cause at least one copy of the
third section of this Act, printed in plain type, to be ex-
hibited in a conspicuous part of the hall or entrance to his
hotel; and he shall be entitled to the benefit of this Act in
respect of such goods or property only as shall be brought
to his hotel while such copy shall be so exhibited.

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