Hidden Defect Law and Legal Definition

Hidden defect is a defect, damage, or imperfection that is not recognizable on a reasonable inspection of a good or product. When there is a hidden defect that is not readily apparent a seller will be liable and it would give rise to a right to revoke a prior acceptance. Hidden defects entitle the buyer to demand replacement or cancellation of the contract. A hidden defect can also be in a public record that is not apparent from the face of the record even on a reasonable examination. It is an alternate term for latent defect.