Section 32: Property given for repair and maintenance to be returned

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1)In case a person has given any property for repair, improvement or renovation in any way to any person, the latter shall return it to the former after collecting expense or service charge fixed for repair, improvement or renovation.

2) The property handed over under sub-section (1) shall be returned to the concerned owner after repairing, improving or renovating it within the period mentioned in the contract. In case it is not returned within the prescribed period, or any additional loss or damage is caused to the property or the property is damaged in such a way as to become unusable in the course of repair, improvement or renovation, an action shall be taken as provided for in the contract, and if no provision has been made in the connection in that contract, appropriate compensation shall be paid to the concerned owner.

3) Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in this Section, the person repairing, improving or renovating any property may keep it with him/herself until the cost of repair, improvement or renovation
or the service charge fixed for that purpose is paid. In case the cost or service charge is not paid within a reasonable period, the person repairing, improving or renovating the property may recover his/her expenses or service charge by selling the property.

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