Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hiring, legally known as "bailment for hire," and in Scotland as "location," is in the nature of a contract to be performed for reward or compensation. There are four sorts of hiring, viz.: - 1. The hiring of anything for use. 2. The hiring of work and labour. 3. The hiring of care and services to be performed or bestowed on a certain thing delivered. 4. The hiring of the carriage of goods from one place to another. The three last are subdivisions of the general head of hire of labour and services. The rights, duties, and obligations of the parties resulting from such a contract are too elaborate to be given here.