Yeoman Credit Ltd v Waragowski: CA 1961

The defendant had paid the initial deposit for and took delivery on hire-purchase terms of a van, but made no monthly hire-purchase instalments. The plaintiff terminated, took possession of the van and sued for hire-purchase arrears and damages. Loss of bargain damages were awarded,
Held: The appeal failed. There was not a mere failure of an obligation to pay money but a wholesale failure by the defendant to perform his contract. Plainly, the plaintiff had terminated for breach and clause 7 of the hire-purchase contract, as to remedies, obliged the defendant inter alia to pay damages for breach where the plaintiff terminated the hiring.


[1961] 1 WLR 1124


England and Wales

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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.621646