Commercial update: Paying off another's secured loan - equities of exoneration

Where property is jointly owned, and one of the owners pays off a secured loan taken out for the sole benefit of the other, an 'equity of exoneration' may arise. Olivia Ford analyses the recent Court of Appeal decision in Armstrong v Onyearu [2017] EWCA Civ 268, which considers whether the receipt of indirect benefit stops a co-owner seeking relief.

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