Watts v Morrow [1991]

Facts

  • A house was overvalued where a surveyor failed to disclose defects in the house

Issue

  • Should the cost of repairs be awarded, or the diminution in value due to the defects?

Decision

  • Difference in value awarded

Reasoning

  • Minimum loss
  • No easy formula to calculate damages, look at each case individually
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