Sale of land

Warranty

Persimmon Homes Ltd v Hillier and another

  • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
  • 9 May 2019
  • McCombe, David Richards and Newey LJJ
  • [2019] EWCA Civ 800
  • [2019] EGLR 27
Sale of land – Warranty – Rectification – Respondent purchasing appellants’ house building business by share purchase agreement – Respondent claiming appellants in breach of warranty – Court ordering rectification of agreement – Appellants appealing – Whether judge wrong to order rectification of agreement and disclosure letter – Whether disclosure letter capable of being rectified – Appeal dismissed The respondent was a major housebuilding company which held significant amounts of land for future development, including land for which planning consent had not been granted but which it considered to have development potential. The appellants owned a successful Kent and Sussex
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