30. Liability for misrepresentations.

30.     Liability for misrepresentations.

Whilst the auctioneer1 will not incur personal civil liability to the buyer for misrepresentations2, there seems no reason in principle why he should not, in appropriate circumstances, be liable in tort to the buyer for deceit3, negligent misstatement4 or contractually on a collateral warranty where he induces the formation of the contract of sale by making a false representation5.