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Section 221 -The Indian Contract Act, 1872

The Indian Contract Act, 1872


221. Agent’s lien on principal property –


In the absence of any contract to the contrary, an agent is entitled to retain goods, papers, and other property, whether movable or immovable, of the principal received by him, until the amount due to himself for commission, disbursements and services in respect of the same has been paid or accounted for to him.




The lien of an agent extends only to the retention of the property till his dues are paid. At common law a legal lien merely confers on the holder of the articles in respect of which it was claimed, a passive right to detain the articles until the debt is paid. Such a lien cannot be enforced by sale of the goods; Kavita Trehan v. Balsara Hygiene Products Ltd., AIR 1992 Del 103.



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