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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 ex civil-partner and i owned 2 properties when we were together,

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My ex civil-partner and i owned 2 properties when we were together, when we split up i had to sell the one i was living in because i couldn't afford to pay for it on my own and she refused to help. The other was a rental property but now she wants to sell it, am i entitled to any of the profit? We have a child together also who lives with me. Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Just to check - the property is held in joint names?
How much is it worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Clare,
Yes the mortgage is in joint names 50% each when we signed mortgage. Property is worth around £120k £89k left of mortgage.
Thank you
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What happened to the equity from the previous property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was used to pay off joint debts
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What is your current housing position?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm in rented accommodation, private
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Do you not wish to move into the rented property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, no as it is in a different part of the country where she lives now and I still live in the area where we lived together
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
As a joint owner of the property you are entitled to 50% of the equity unless there is a Declaration of Trust stating something different.
Your ex cannot sell the property without your co-operation
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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