Rendlesham Estates plc and others v Barr Ltd

Negligence – Defective premises. The claimants were owners of some apartments in two blocks built by the defendant company. They brought proceedings under the Defective Premises Act 1972, alleging that their apartments had not been fit for habitation when completed. The Technology and Construction Court made findings on the scope of the Act, and the different heads of damage. Awards were made for residual blight on the value of the properties following remedial work, and for damages for damages for distress and inconvenience.

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