Anns v Merton London Borough Council [1978]: Case Analysis

Anns v Merton London Borough Council: Case Summary

While building a block of flats the foundations were made 2ft 6in deep instead of the required 3ft deep. This significant error caused the flats to have structural issues. Tenants of the block of flats claimed the Council was responsible for inspecting the foundations during construction. The House of Lords (the predecessor to the Supreme Court) held that the Council did owe a duty of care to ensure the foundations were at the correct depth.

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Anns v Merton London Borough Council: Case Analysis

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