right of retention

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However, being builders in bad faith, they do not have the right of retention over the premises.
2062 of the Civil Code provides that the consignee does not have a right of retention on the goods received on consignment and money due to the consignor.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT OF RETENTION IMPOSED BY THE FORMER VICHY LAW?
The origin of the right of retention lies in the Law of 31st August 1920, which established a firm control on the export of works of art.
The right of retention was a legal tool established for the benefit of the State so as to retain a work of art for which an export authorisation was not granted.
The right of retention, reinstated under Vichy Government, was subjected to intense criticism until it was finally repealed in December 1992.
UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE RIGHT OF RETENTION (FORMER LAW OF 23RD JUNE 1941)
According to the owner, the right of retention has "the effect of expropriation without compensation".
The right of retention should not be mistaken with the right of pre-emption on cultural goods.
If the thing sold perishes while in possession of the seller while exercising his right of retention, the purchaser is liable for the loss unless the thing sold perishes as a result of an act of the seller.
According to article 2496 of the Civil Code, the right of retention cannot be exercised if the ownership of the property comes from a wrongful or illegal act or if the property is not susceptible of legal prosecution.
The right of retention cannot be invoked by the owner of bad faith except in the cases specifically stipulated by law.