The mortgage was paid up some 11 years ago and the property is worth about £110000-£120000. I paid my half for the7 years of motgage payment when i did not live there.
The improvements include a refurbished bathroom, new fireplace, new builtin cupboards to the bedroom and block paving to the back yard which is only large enough to park a car on.
my ex as always lived in the property but i have no income from my half of the investment and I even paid for the tranference from joint tenants to tenants in common.
He is an intimidating person to deal with and my solicitor, who set up the deed of Tenants in common, didn't think we had much hope in trying to force a sale.
I am not a vindictive person and at the time I could afford to pay for 2 motgages and looked upon my HALF share as an investment for me and my 2 children. They did not live with me in the flat and are now 40 and 38 years old. What I am so concerned about is the possibility of him doing me out of what I consider to be my fair share. He has already tried to suggest that I give him my half share as at 76 only he had to show for his life was a half share in a flat and I have my own home ( value 180000).
Hope this fills in a bit more of the picture. The deed of Severence doeas give him the right to remain in the flat until he is deceased or unable to care for himself or he moves out. I can not have been fairer , in my opinion. But what about the courts, he has legal help and again I am concerned as to what theymay be cooking up.