||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 232 (Dec)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Heppel QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||Anthony Radevsky (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for claimant.
||Richard Furniss (instructed by Moorhead James) for the defendant.
||16 December 2002
Negligence - Duty of care - Estate agent - Advice as to asking price - Duty to inform vendor of information likely to affect instructions.
The court ruled that the claimant estate agent had been negligent in failing to advise the defendant vendor that a very similar property to his own was on the market at a considerably higher asking price. The defendant was entitled, accordingly, to damages for the lost chance of achieving a higher sale price.
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