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Olley v Marlborough Court [1949] 1 KB 532

The claimant booked into a hotel. The contract was made at the reception desk where there was no mention of an exclusion clause. In the hotel room on the back of the door a notice sought to exclude liability of the hotel proprietors for any lost, stolen or damaged property. The claimant had her fur coat stolen.


The notice was ineffective. The contract had already been made by the time the claimant had seen the notice. It did not therefore form part of the contract.
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