Friday 30 September 2016

Twink hopes to resume full mortgage repayments on home, court told

Ray Managh

Published 07/05/2016 | 02:30

Deal: Adele King Photo: Arthur Carron
Deal: Adele King Photo: Arthur Carron

Entertainer Adele King, better known as Twink, hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home, which is under threat of repossession by a bank, a judge has been told.

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Barrister Shaula Connaughton-Deeny, who appeared for Start Mortgages, which had taken over the mortgage debt from Bank of Scotland, told the Circuit Civil Court that a solicitor on behalf of Ms King and her estranged husband, musician David Agnew, had contacted the bank with proposals to renew full repayments.

She said Ms King indicated she was agreeable to the name of Start Mortgages replacing that of Bank of Scotland on possession proceedings against her and Mr Agnew.

The court heard that the couple's mortgage on Idrone House, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin, remains in both their names.

In documents lodged earlier in court it was stated that, as of August 2013, the bank was owed €244,000, including just over €11,600 arrears at that time.

Following difficulties in serving Mr Agnew with the legal proceedings, Judge Jacqueline Linnane last year granted leave for him to be served at his place of work, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Rathmines, Dublin.

Ms Connaughton-Deeny told Judge Linnane yesterday that Ms King had contacted the bank's solicitors on Wednesday with proposals to deal with the outstanding arrears.

"The proposals have been made in writing and the bank is considering them at the moment. Ms King hopes she will be able to return to making full repayments at a later date," Ms Connaughton-Deeny said.

"She has agreed to the adjournment of the civil bill for possession and is not objecting to the change of bank name."

Neither Ms King nor Mr Agnew appeared in court yesterday.

The case was adjourned to October.

Irish Independent

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