John D Wood Ltd v Knatchbull: QBD 16 Dec 2002

The claimant sought payment of his commission as an estate agent. The defendant sought to set off a claim for damages, alleging that the agent had failed to keep him apprised of developments in the local market to his loss.
Held: The agent could not be under a duty to tell a client of every scrap of information, but did have a duty to advise on significant changes. A neighbouring property had been marketed at a significantly higher price, and the defendant should have been told of this.


Times 16-Jan-2003


England and Wales

Professional Negligence

Updated: 27 June 2022; Ref: scu.178768