Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 156 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2454 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Jack J

Representation John Bignall (instructed by Holding-Parsons) for the claimants.
  Richard Edwards (instructed by Fishburns) for Total.
  Freya Newbery (instructed by Davis Lavery) for CIS.
Judgment Dates: 11 November 2005


Negligence - Surveyor - Duty to take care - Reinstatement works - Whether surveyor in breach of duty.

The Case

The court ruled, inter alia, that the approach adopted by the surveyor in the instant case was one which many surveyors in his position would have reasonably adopted in the particular circumstances. Accordingly the court absolve him of any negligence in respect of the temperature and humidity in the house during reinstatement.

Practice Areas

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