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Farley v Skinner [2001]

Facts

  • Farley contracted with Skinner for Skinner to survey a potential house for aircraft noise
  • Skinner concluded that aircraft noise was unlikely
  • After moving in, Farley discovered that the house was directly under Gatwick airport’s circuit

Issue

  • Could damages be awarded?

Decision

  • Yes, not distress

Reasoning

  • An objective of the contract was to avoid such inconvenience
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