Hotel Proprietors Act, 1963

Limitation of liability.

7.—(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), where the proprietor of a hotel is liable under section 6 for damage to, or loss or destruction of, property, his liability to any one person shall not exceed £100, except where—

(a) the property was damaged, lost, stolen or destroyed through the wrongful act, default or omission of the proprietor or some servant of his, or

(b) the property was deposited by or on behalf of the guest expressly for safe custody with the proprietor or some servant of his authorised, or appearing to be authorised, for the purpose and, if so required by the proprietor or that servant, in a container fastened or sealed by the depositor, or

(c) either the property was offered for deposit as aforesaid and the proprietor or his servant refused to accept it, or the guest or some person acting on his behalf wished so to offer the property but, through the default of the proprietor or a servant of his, was unable to do so.

(2) The limitation of liability under subsection (1) does not apply to a motor vehicle.

(3) The proprietor is not entitled to the protection of subsection (1) unless, at the time when the property was brought to the hotel, a copy of the notice set out in the First Schedule printed in plain type was conspicuously displayed in a place where it could conveniently be read by his guests at or near the reception office or desk or, where there is not a reception office or desk, at or near the main entrance to the hotel.