Murphy v Brentwood District Council [1991]

Facts

  • Murphy had to sell his house at a significant loss, as Brentwood District Council had failed to inspect the house’s foundations
  • Murphy sought to recover the cost from Brentwood District Council

Issue

  • Could Murphy recover for his economic loss?

Decision

  • No recovery, pure economic loss

Reasoning

Citation

[1991] 1 AC 398

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