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MISREPRESENTATION

CONTRACT LAW

INTRO
False statements of existing fact which
induced other party to enter contract.
Failure to disclose facts can amount to
misrepresentation.
Remedies are rescission and damages.
Level of damages depend
innocent/fraudulent/negligent
Exclude liability for misrep subject to
reasonableness UCTA 1977

MISREP ACT 1967


More extensive remedies s2. and
s.1a can rescind for misrep even if
misrep term
C must show stmt had become a
term

Deets
Actionable if false stmt of existing
fact
Stmt of opinion not generall a
misrep- Bisset v Wilkinson
exceptions (if aware of facts-Smith v
Land & House Corp and if does not
believe when made- Edgington v
Fitzgerald)