Smith v Land & House Property Corp [1884]


  • The claimant purchased a hotel after one of the tenants was described as most desirable


  • When the defendant’s description was found to have been severely incorrect, could the contract be rescinded?


  • Yes


  • An opinion itself may not form a misrepresentation, but the facts which formed that opinion may give rise to a misrepresentation; an opinion must be made with reasonable grounds supporting it
RELATED CASE  Kendal & Sons v Lillico & Sons [1969]

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