18. The petitioner has paid £132,000 as at exchange of contracts on the purchase of the respondents new home and she acknowledges receipt of that sum.
21. The petitioner shall pay the sum of £1m to the solicitors acting for the respondent on her purchase of her new home, no less than 48 hours in advance of the the completion date of August 12, 2015.
32. The respondent shall fully cooperate and sign in a timely manner all such documents as are reasonable required of her in respect of the transfer of the family home, including any steps reasonably requested by the petitioner in an attempt to minimize any tax liabilities.
33. The respondent shall transfer all her legal estate and beneficial interest in the family home to the petitioner as soon as practicable with 10 days of the completion of her new home.
35. The petitioner shall pay the respondent the following lump sums:
a) £1,000,000 to be paid prior to the completion of the respondents new home
b)£169,000 forthwith on the date of this order or on the date of completion of the purchase of the respondents new home
c) £485,000 by no later than the 1st of June 2020
I think she expected that I would pay for her entire home and also remit £169,000. That wasn't what agreed in the heads of agreement, and I would have never agreed to it, but I think she just didn't read it that well.
If it were that way it would have been well more than half (its already about 60% even with what I do have to pay in the consent) with me paying SDLT, taking all the risk on the house in Canada, which despite being given an arbitrary value by her of $2.4 CDN a) will not sell for $2.4 as I'm getting much lower offers and b) did not take into account the 4% real estate fee I will have to pay in it's entirety, the expenses of upkeep etc.
I feel that I have met my obligation thus far and will pay the rest of the pension as I get it, but that she is not meeting her obligation. It took me a long time to get this new mortgage and is at a better rate. I guess what I don't understand is that I thought that in the eyes of the law, once I met my obligation the house is mine but that this was a formality and that signing the consent and me meeting it was really the same as completing a house sale to me.
Yes, the solicitor representing me in the land transfer sent it to her two weeks ago today. She acknowledged that she received it later that week on Thursday, but texted me that she refused to sign it until I paid her an additional £169k. On Wednesday last week she called my land transfer solicitor and asked him for a mortgage statement. She ignored my request that same day to sign the papers and then went away to Mexico for the weekend. She is back now but the papers have still not been signis.