2009 California Civil Code - Section 1884-1896 :: Chapter 1. Loan For Use

SECTION 1884-1896

1884.  A loan for use is a contract by which one gives to another
the temporary possession and use of personal property, and the latter
agrees to return the same thing to him at a future time, without
reward for its use.

1885.  A loan for use does not transfer the title to the thing; and
all its increase during the period of the loan belongs to the lender.

1886.  A borrower for use must use great care for the preservation
in safety and in good condition of the thing lent.

1887.  One who borrows a living animal for use, must treat it with
great kindness, and provide everything necessary and suitable for it.

1888.  A borrower for use is bound to have and to exercise such
skill in the care of the thing lent as he causes the lender to
believe him to possess.

1889.  A borrower for use must repair all deteriorations or injuries
to the thing lent, which are occasioned by his negligence, however

1890.  The borrower of a thing for use may use it for such purposes
only as the lender might reasonably anticipate at the time of

1891.  The borrower of a thing for use must not part with it to a
third person, without the consent of the lender.

1892.  The borrower of a thing for use must bear all its expenses
during the loan, except such as are necessarily incurred by him to
preserve it from unexpected and unusual injury. For such expenses he
is entitled to compensation from the lender, who may, however,
exonerate himself by surrendering the thing to the borrower.

1893.  The lender of a thing for use must indemnify the borrower for
damage caused by defects or vices in it, which he knew at the time
of lending, and concealed from the borrower.

1894.  The lender of a thing for use may at any time require its
return, even though he lent it for a specified time or purpose. But
if, on the faith of such an agreement, the borrower has made such
arrangements that a return of the thing before the period agreed upon
would cause him loss, exceeding the benefit derived by him from the
loan, the lender must indemnify him for such loss, if he compels such
return, the borrower not having in any manner violated his duty.

1895.  If a thing is lent for use for a specified time or purpose,
it must be returned to the lender without demand, as soon as the time
has expired, or the purpose has been accomplished. In other cases it
need not be returned until demanded.

1896.  The borrower of a thing for use must return it to the lender,
at the place contemplated by the parties at the time of lending; or
if no particular place was so contemplated by them, then at the place
where it was at that time.

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