A couple bought a house for $800,000, what they had always dreamed of. But having lived there for nothing less five years they received such an unexpected devastating news.
jess and jackie morecroft paid more than A$1.2 million in March 2018 at auction for the property in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Five years later, they never thought they’d hear such news. Something that terrified them.
Who is the owner of the house
The Queensland Supreme Court ruled that the Mermaid Beach house, whose value has increased to over $2.7 million over the yearsstill belonged to the previous owner.
The man in the flame question Hind Issa, is 83 years old and has never been transferred to the names of the couple. Of course, even if they bought it and, of course, paid for it.
Court records revealed that the house had not been moved as the Registry of Securities issued a notice when Ms. Issa contacted them explaining that the house had been “fraudulently mortgaged by criminals” and that his signature had been forged.
Ever since, the Morecrofts have been involved in a legal battle around the house until it was established earlier this year that Issa, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and was represented in court by her daughter, was the rightful owner.
The court also found that the Morecrofts had no legal interest in the house.
“Here is an end point for us, which would completely screw us up. We are desperate at this point,” Morecroft confided to ABC.
His wife assured it was “living in fear” due to the stress of losing the property that had been their home for five years.
“We are normal people who have bought a house”, the woman summed up with emotion, and reproduced The mirror.
What happened during the trial
During the trial, the couple’s attorney argued that Issa’s removal of the property notice showed that he no longer had any interest in the house.
He Judge Crowley He stressed that the woman, who removed the warning in exchange for 26,000 US dollars, had done so “with the express basis that she reserved all her rights”, explained the British media.
The Queensland government was ordered to pay compensation to the Morecrofts on Friday after they were forced to spend $200,000 in legal fees, sources said.
Morecroft said the order was a “great relief” adding that he hopes the government, with the right to appeal the decision, will accept and pay the money.
According to Australian media, the case will return to court in June.
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