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Capacity (s 7)

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Goods Act 1958 (Vic)

 

Section 7

(1) Capacity to buy and sell is regulated by the general law concerning capacity to contract and to transfer and acquire property: Provided that where necessities are sold and delivered to an infant or minor or to a person who, by reason of mental incapacity or drunkeness, is incompetent to contract, he must pay a reasonable price therefor.

(2) "Necessities" in this section means goods suitable to the condition in life of such infant or minor or other person and to his actual requirements at the time of such sale and delivery.

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