As the purchaser is in equity the owner of the property comprised in a contract for sale from the date of the contract, the vendor, after the date of the contract, must not do anything to diminish its value1. If, therefore, a vendor delays completion and continues to work a mine2 or quarry3 for his own benefit, he is liable for so doing4. However, if the mine or quarry is open5, the vendor may continue to work, or, if the property is leased, to receive
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