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Oakwood Homeloans sued for £300k by angry homeowner


Oakwood Homeloans is being sued for £300,000 by one of its mortgage customers, who claims to have been barred from her home by the lender.

Dawne Browne claims Oakwood Homeloans Limited trespassed and barred her from her semi-detached home in Croydon, London, on 13 May, according to papers filed at the High Court.

The papers say: “The defendants caused my property and I to be forcefully separated on 13 May 2016.

“The defendants used force to ensure I am unable to return to my property.

“I require to be reunit[ed] with my property and to be left alone.”

Browne is suing Oakwood for £300,000 for alleged trespass and an extra £10,000 to cover legal fees.

Browne claims to have video footage and witness statements to support her claim.

Oakwood Homeloans declined to comment.



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