St Albans pensioner stands to be kicked out of £65k house by own son

Mail Online | 7/10/2018 | Katie French For Mailonline
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A frail pensioner who 'slogged his heart out' to buy a home for his retirement is locked in a bitter legal battle with his son - who wants him out.

Neville Paull claims he has been 'stitched up' and condemned as 'an effing lodger' by his 'uncaring and greedy' son, Bradley, 52.

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The 76-year-old spent decades working in the print industry, and climbed his way up the property ladder through 'hard work and self sacrifice'.

In the early 1990s he finally bought his dream home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, which is now worth around £650,000.

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But eight years ago Mr Paull transferred the property to his son, his barrister, Marc Beaumont, told the High Court.

The apparently generous move, has now backfired.

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Bradley has asked his father and his severely disabled partner to leave, saying he 'requires the property for his own use'.

But, in a bid to live on in his home, Mr Paull is now asking Judge Timothy Bowles to undo the transfer and hand him back the house.

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Branding his son workshy, he told the judge: 'He knows how to get through life without working Monday to Friday'.

Mr Beaumont told the judge: 'The stakes are high indeed. If Mr Paull loses, he loses his home in his old age'.

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Bradley, however, insists that his father is no 'sheep' and the transfer was entirely his idea.

His barrister, Ewan Paton, 'emphatically denied' that he had in any way 'exploited' his father.

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Condemning the pensioner's 'spiteful assertions' against his son, Mr Paton said he was 'very far from being a poor or ignorant person.'

But Mr Paull said of Bradley: 'He used to be a different person, a nice man, and he is not now because he is so money motivated.

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'He doesn't care, it's just money money money.'

He added that he would never have given his home to his son...
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