Lukin v Godsall: 1795

Where the person injured at the fault of the defendant reasonably goes to the expense of repairing his house, the tortfeasor may well be bound to pay the cost of repair less an allowance because new work takes the place of old.
(1795) Peake Add Cas 15
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedPhilips v Ward CA 1956
The Plaintiff had relied on a negligent survey to purchase a substantial Elizabethan property and land. The report did not mention that the timbers of the house were badly affected by death watch beetle and worm so that the only course left to him . .

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Updated: 20 May 2021; Ref: scu.259568