Homeless: Michelle Young A woman at the heart of a £400million divorce case has been given six weeks to quit her home.
Michelle Young, who shares the luxury London property with her two daughters, owes rent of about £24,000, a court heard.
She had been offered the chance to take over the £8,656 monthly rent. She claimed her estranged husband, property tycoon Scot Young, had told her it had been paid up to December but it had not.
Mrs Young told the court she could not remember if she had signed an agreement allowing the landlord to give her 60 days’ notice to leave.
Judge Michael Gilchrist agreed a possession order and gave her six weeks to leave the house in Regent’s Park Terrace.
Claire Van Overdijk, for Mrs Young, said she had sold all her jewellery to support herself and daughters Scarlet, 17, and Sasha, 15. ‘She has no assets worth selling any more to her name,’ she told Central London County Court.
Mrs Van Overdijk said the 45-year-old owed money to her daughters’ private school and £120,000 to a former solicitor.
She claims Mr Young was worth £400million just three years ago and is the real owner of her home.
He claims to have lost his fortune and has been ordered to provide more information about his situation at a hearing on November 13 or face jail for contempt