Abbey National Plc v Tufts: CA 16 Feb 1999

A bankrupt husband, a mortgage broker, had applied for mortgage for his wife, fraudulently claiming that she had income. She appealed against an order for possession on the basis that he was agent of the bank, and that therefore the bank was fixed with notice of the fraud. She claimed that she had operated under the undue influence of her husband, and that, again, the bank was fixed with notice. That the husband was the agent of the bank was rejected. No equitable right arose because she was herself party to the fraud. The section dealt with issues of title, not lending decision. The appeal was dismissed.

Gazette 24-Feb-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 794
Law of Property Act 1925 199 (1) (ii) (a
England and Wales
CitedRe Hampshire Land Company 9-Jul-1896
A company had borrowed from a building society. The borrowing was not properly authorised by resolution of the shareholders in general meeting The court was asked whether whether the knowledge of the company secretary common to both the company and . .
CitedQuennell v Maltby CA 15-Nov-1978
A house was mortgaged to a bank. The house was then let to tenants at an annual rate of andpound;1,000. The tenants were protected as against the mortgagor by the Rent Acts. The tenancy was not binding on the bank. The mortgagor’s wife took a . .

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Agency, Undue Influence, Banking, Equity

Updated: 29 November 2021; Ref: scu.145709