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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My estranged wife, has taken out an application for a home

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My estranged wife, has taken out an application for a home rights notice on a property that I own.
How does this affect my rights to sell the property.

I owned the property before i met my wife.

She has never payed any thing towards the house.

Short marriage 5 years, she is currently living in Cambridge at an unknown location.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
I am afraid that you will not be able to sell the property whilst the Notice remains unless your wife agrees to the sale and for the proceeds to be held pending a Financial settlement with divorce proceedings.
The Notice can only be lifted with her agreement - or on the making of the Decree Absolute of Divorce
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare

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