Latent Defect Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Latent Defect, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Latent Defect?

(n) Latent Defect is the defect, damages, imperfection etc of a goods or property, which are hidden or apparently unnoticeable to the buyer with a reasonable care and inspection, which the seller is aware of. Latent defects entitle the buyer to demand replacement or cancellation of the contract.