Despite the fact that risk normally passes to the buyer on exchange of contracts1 the seller remains under a duty to take reasonable care to prevent the deterioration of the property and will be liable to the buyer if damage caused to the property between exchange and completion is attributable to his lack of proper care2.
The seller's duty is to look after the property as it is at the date of the contract, and therefore his duty does not extend to matters arising before the date of the contract3. He may however be liable for the acts of third
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