Whittington v Seale-Hayne 
- Whittington purchased a poultry farm based on a representation that the farm was sanitary and in good condition
- Could the contract be rescinded where the farm was not sanitary and in good repair?
- No, but an indemnity was awarded
- An indemnity allows for consequential losses to be compensated for, not due to the misrepresentation, which did not give rise to a cause of action. Costs were awarded for repairs to the farm, profit and rent.
Posted in Contract Law Revision Notes.
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