A GRIEVING daughter is battling to foot her late mother’s millionaire boyfriend out of the home she left her.
Lynn Lewis says 93-year-old Thomas Warner had betrothed partner Audrey Blackwell he would pierce out following her death.
But he is now refusing to change after having lived there for 20 years, insisting he wants to spend the rest of his days there.
The span are now sealed in a “highly unusual” tug-of fight over the Gloucestershire skill at London’s Court of Appeal.
Bernard Weatherill QC, for Lynn, told 3 comparison judges that, when she died, Audrey left the whole of her £518,000 estate in Twyning Green to her only daughter.
Warner was “not brief of money” and had not approaching to be left anything in the will, the attorney added.
He had shaped a attribute with Audrey after she was widowed in the 1990s.
But two months after her mother’s death in 2014, when Lynn served Warner with a notice to pierce out and palm her the keys, he “refused to leave.”
She pronounced his unwelcome participation in the skill was preventing her lamentation properly.
But a judge ruled in his foster in Nov 2015 – grouping it be eliminated to his name in return for him profitable Lynn £385,000.
Her plea to the decision was incited down by the High Court last year, but now she is asking the Court of Appeal to retreat that ruling.
Mr Weatherill said: “Mr Warner is good means to acquire, by his glass funds, choice premises, but depriving her of the right to get her parental home.
“He is a millionaire who has already had the advantage of vital in the residence of the defunct lady.
“The justification is that Mrs Blackwell dictated that her daughter should get the home.
“He didn’t design to accept anything under her will and would have been astounded if he had perceived anything under her will.
“The fact he indispensable a roof over his conduct didn’t meant he indispensable this sold roof over his head.”
Roger Evans, for Warner, argued the judge done no mistake and urged the justice to defend his decision.
Warner was brought up in the encampment and the justice listened he lives next doorway to a alloy who looks out for him.
If forced to move, he competence not be means to buy a new home nearby his understanding neighbours and the encampment shop.
Sir Geoffrey Vos, sitting with Lord Justice McCombe and Lady Justice Asplin, will give their statute on the interest at a after date.
But he is propelling both sides to settle their differences, saying: “The probability stays for a fortitude which does not means repairs to the parties.”
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