Cases - Le Lievre v Gould

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Le Lievre v Gould
1 QB 491
Negligence in valuations and surveys

A surveyor was instructed and paid by a builder to issue certificates confirming the latter's progress on a particular building project. The builder passed these certificates to a lender, who then advanced appropriate parts of the agreed price for the works. The Court of Appeal held that the surveyor owed no duty of care to the lender, since he did not know and had no reason to know that the certificates were to be used for this purpose.