Section 23: Sale of unascertained goods and appropriation


The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

Effects of the Contract
Transfer of Property as between Seller and Buyer

Section 23: Sale of unascertained goods and appropriation.

23. (1) Where there is a contract for the sale of unascertained or future goods by description and goods of that description and in a deliverable state are unconditionally appropriated to the contract, either by the seller with the assent of the buyer or by the buyer with the assent of the seller, the property in the goods thereupon passes to the buyer. Such assent may be express or implied, and may by given either before or after the appropriation is made

Delivery to carrier.
(2) Where, in pursuance of the contract, the seller delivers the goods to the buyer or to a carrier or other bailee (whether named by the buyer or not) for the purpose of transmission to the buyer, and does not reserve the right of disposal, he is deemed to have unconditionally appropriated the goods to the contract.


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