Toplis v Green: CA 14 Feb 1992

Butler-Sloss LJ said, as to the construction of a conveyance with a plan: ‘In taking the objective approach, one looks at the language used in the contract, the content of the plan and in the context the facts relating to the locus in quo, if it is in issue as indeed it is in this appeal, including relevant photographs and the preliminary enquiries. The question, therefore, is: what would the reasonable layman think he was in fact buying?’


Butler-Sloss LJ


Unreported 14 February 1992


Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.515259