Amin offered for sale his London home. Ben, who was looking for a house in the same neighbourhood, expressed interest in buying the property and asked about dry-rot problems in the roof. Eager to sell his house, Amin replied that he did not think that the roof had any dry-rot.
Satisfied with the reply, and the general condition of the house, Ben contracted to purchase the property for £2 million. After completion of the contract, Ben started decorating the house. While working on the top floor, he discovered dry-rot. Ben consulted a professional dry rot treatment company and was told that treating the damage caused by the dry-rot would cost him £75,000.
Advise Ben as to his rights and remedies (if any) against Amin in common law and statute.