Pascoe v turner

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Pascoe v Turner [1979] 1 W.L.R. 431

Facts: Mr. and Mrs Pascoe moved into the matrimonial home. When the relationship break down and Mr. Pascoe decided to leave her for a new woman, he assured her, in front of witness, that "the house and everything in it will be yours." Mrs. Pascoe then continued on to spend most of her savings on the house. Mr. Pascoe then decided to sell the house and evict her.


The doctrine of "proprietary estoppel" granted her the house as "minimal equity" as she did relied on Mr. Pascoe's statement in detriment. However it had been criticized that the amount of money she placed into the house is disproportionate to the house of which she eventually received.

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