LANDED WITH DEBT
MY wife and I bought some land in 1986 but when I put it on the market a search at the Land Registry revealed a charge placed on it by my son in 1994. He says he contributed £1,400 to the purchase price. Does he have any claim on the land? If your son has registered charge against your land it means one of two things: you voluntarily gave him a charge and you have forgotten about it, or he has obtained a County Court judgement against you for the money. The charge means that he will be entitled to the money when the land is sold. If you knew nothing about the judgement, then you may be able to have it set aside. You will have to act immediately, and show that you have a defence which shows a reasonable prospect of success. The best way of dealing with this is to prove that you didn’t owe your son any money in the first place.
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