Contractual Remedies Act 1979

  • repealed
  • Contractual Remedies Act 1979: repealed, on 1 September 2017, by section 345(1)(d) of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).
6 Damages for misrepresentation


If a party to a contract has been induced to enter into it by a misrepresentation, whether innocent or fraudulent, made to him by or on behalf of another party to that contract—


he shall be entitled to damages from that other party in the same manner and to the same extent as if the representation were a term of the contract that has been broken; and


he shall not, in the case of a fraudulent misrepresentation, or of an innocent misrepresentation made negligently, be entitled to damages from that other party for deceit or negligence in respect of that misrepresentation.


Notwithstanding anything in section 56 or section 60(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1908, but subject to section 5 of this Act, subsection (1) shall apply to contracts for the sale of goods.