Grist v Bailey: 1966

The parties believed that the property to be sold was occupied by a ‘protected tenant’. This was not so since the property could have been sold with vacant possession. It was argued that the contract could be set aside for common mistake.
Held: It was a common mistake as to an ascertainable fact, not a matter of opinion as to value.


[1967] Ch 532, [1966] 2 All ER 875, [1967] 1 Ch 532


England and Wales

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CitedWilliam Sindall Plc v Cambridgeshire County Council CA 21-May-1993
Land was bought for development, but the purchaser later discovered a sewage pipe which very substantially limited its development potential. The existence of the pipe had not been disclosed on the sale, being unknown to the seller.
Held: . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.185670