Ashley Guarantee plc v Zacaria: CA 1993

In possession proceedings based on a mortgage debt, the mortgagee’s right to possession of the mortgaged property will not be defeated by a cross-claim of the mortgagor in the absence of some contractual or statutory provision to the contrary.


Nourse LJ


[1993] 1 WLR 62


England and Wales


AppliedNational Westminster Bank plc v Skelton (Note) 1993
The court distinguished a claim by the mortgagee for possession from a claim on the mortgagor’s personal covenant to pay what was due. A claim for a set-off is merely a sub-species of counterclaim. The court will not readily imply a term into a . .

Cited by:

CitedPlatts v Trustees Savings Bank Plc CA 13-Feb-1998
A counterclaim for negligent sale was a valid claim allowing potential against repossessing bank but would not make bank’s claim unliquidated. The Judge could properly hold that there was a liquidated and unsecured debt the subject of the statutory . .
CitedMeretz Investments Nv and Another v ACP Ltd and others ChD 30-Jan-2006
The applicant challenged the exercise of a power of sale under a mortgage, saying that the mortgagee’s purposes included purposes not those under the mortgage. The parties had been involved in an attempted development of a penthouse.
Held: The . .
CitedLexi Holdings v Pooni and Another ChD 21-Apr-2008
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Banking, Negligence

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.184794