Legal victory for deserted wife facing repossession

| March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a mother under threat of repossession.

Jayne Hewett was party to a remortgage of the family home to pay off her husband’s credit card debts.

However, unbeknown to her, Mr Hewett was having an affair at the time the loan was arranged.

He subsequently moved out, leaving his wife and two children, and eventually became bankrupt.

Sole ownership of the house was transferred to Mrs Hewett as part of a divorce settlement but she was unable to meet the new mortgage repayments.

Yesterday at the Court of Appeal in London, Mr Justice Briggs found that Mr Hewett was guilty of a deliberate concealment that impacted on his wife’s decision to go ahead with the remortgage.

Lender, First Plus Financial Group, could still repossess the house, despite the Court of Appeal ruling.

However, the Judge’s decision means Mrs Hewett should be able to keep half of the proceeds of sale.

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