Where an owner has agreed that any part of the hire-purchase price may be discharged otherwise than by the payment of money, any such discharge shall, for the purposes of section 10, section 11, section 17, section 20 and section 23, be deemed to be a payment of that part of the hire-purchase price.
(1) Where, during the continuance of the hire-purchase agreement, the hirer is adjudged insolvent under any law with respect to insolvency for the time being in force, the Official Receiver or where the hirer is a company, then in the event of the company being wound up, the liquidator, shall have, in respect of the goods which are in the possession of the hirer under the agreement, the same rights and obligations as the hirer had in relation thereto.
(2) The Official Receiver or the liquidator, as the case may be, may, with the permission of the Insolvency Court or the court in which the winding up proceedings are pending, assign the rights of the hirer under the agreement, to any other person, and the assignee shall have all the rights and be subject to all the obligations of the hirer under the agreement.
Explanation.-In this section, "Official Receiver" means an Official Receiver appointed under the Provincial Insolvency Act, 1920 (5 of 1920), and includes any person holding a similar office under any
Where goods have been let under a hire-purchase agreement, and at any time thereafter the owner makes a subsequent hire-purchase agreement with the hirer, whether relating exclusively to other goods or to other goods together with the goods to which the first agreement relates, any such subsequent hire-purchase agreement shall not have effect in so far as it affects prejudicially any right which the hirer would have had by virtue of section 20 under the first agreement, if such subsequent hire-purchase agreement had not been made.
(1) Where, in a suit or application by an owner of goods which have been let under a hire-purchase agreement, to enforce a right to recover possession of the goods from the hirer, the owner proves that, before the commencement of the suit or application and after the right to recover possession of the goods accrued, the owner made a request in writing to the hirer to surrender the goods, the hirer's possession of the goods shall, for the purpose of the owner's claim to recover possession thereof, be deemed to be adverse to the owner.
(2) Nothing in this section shall affect a claim for damages for conversion.
If during the subsistence of any restriction to which the enforcement by an owner of a right to recover possession of goods from a hirer is subject by virtue of this Act, the hirer refuses to give up possession of the goods to the owner, the hirer shall not, by reason only of such refusal, be liable to the owner for conversion of goods.
Any notice required or authorised to be served on or given to an owner or a hirer under this Act may be so served or given-
(a) By delivering it to him personally; or
(b) By sending it by post to him to his last known place of residence or business.
Where the Central Government is satisfied that having regard to-
(a) The short supply of any goods or class of goods, or
(b) The use or intended use of any goods or class of goods and the persons by whom such goods or class of goods are used or intended to be used, or
(c) The restrictions imposed upon the trade or commerce in any goods, or class of goods, or
(d) Any other circumstances in relation to any goods or class of goods,it is necessary or expedient in the public interest so to do. The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 6, section 9, section 10, section 12 and section 17 or any of them shall not apply or shall apply with such modifications as may be specified in the notification, to hire-purchase agreements relating to such goods or class of goods.
This Act shall not apply in relation to any hire-purchase agreement made before the commencement of this Act.
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