Hi, the extention was funded from a loan from Cornwall County Council, secured against the property, which she is repaying. In the meanwhile, she is not paying off any of the mortgage.
The terms of the divorce were a simple 30% of the net value of the house at sale, minus any loans secured on it.
She fosters as an income, and wanted the extra space to extend that income to mother and baby.
The planning permission, plans etc. were all in place for this long before we divorced. I dug and laid the foundations to maintain the permission after we split, as the time limit was approaching ( some three years ago).
I have a business loan secured on the property, which I am paying down.
No, it was given as a straight percentage of net proceeds, with no further conditions as to paying down the loans or maintaining the property in a given condition.
This demand from her solicitor seems rather unfair to me, given that she is paying for an extention which they want to exclude from the settlement, and not paying any capital off the mortgage which lessens my share eventually. In essence she is using my share of the marital assets for free.
Soon after the decree absolute, when I stopped paying half of the full mortgage.
I had also just re-plumbed the house, complete with new boiler and paid for a new wood burner in the lounge (whilst the divorce was in progress).
I did the work before the Order was made, but the mortgage went to interest only afterwards, when she had to pay it by herself.
Not that I am aware. Her solicitor is a bit of a 'try it on' merchant - she tried several angles during the settlement negotiations that once challenged disappeared rapidly. She sent an agreement with the letter this time for me to sign immediately, to the effect that the extension was out of the calculations. Which makes me think that this is another try to gain an advantage.
It did, I was under the assumption that we were all finished with this.
Many thanks, ***** ***** my take on the matter, I just wanted to run it past someone before I replied.
Again, thank you - most helpful,