Platform Funding Limited v Bank of Scotland Plc, Court of Appeal 31/07/08  EWCA Civ 930
The Court of Appeal has held that the ‘normal’ retainer of a surveyor includes an inherent
obligation to inspect and value the right property. Inspection and valuation of a completely
different property will be a breach of contract, notwithstanding the surveyor’s care and skill in that
inspection and valuation. Surveyors should carefully review their standard retainer wordings as a
result of this decision. To read the judgment, please click here.