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Hello, thanks for your question. My name is Tony, I can help with this.
Do you know whether the house was held as joint tenants or tenants in common?
i think its in joint names unfortunatly however butterworths solitors are getting the details on that
have you answered as i have not had a reply yet
Okay, if it's a joint tenancy, then you both generally get half each of the net sale proceeds, as this is what joint tenancy is really all about.
If you hold as tenants in common, then you may get different shares based on what you contributed.
The answer to this point will be on the TR1 document that you signed when you bought the property.
ok thanks, so if its in joint names then basically im f.....d
If it's a joint tenancy, then you might be in trouble I'm afraid, yes.
Sorry, but the better news is that if you were not told about this to start with, then you may have a negligence claim against the solicitors that dealt with the purchase for you.
That is something you should perhaps explore further.
how could i find out
You need to speak with a professional negligence litigation solicitor once you have your files from your conveyancing solicitors. They will go through the file and see whether you have a claim. You should be able to get one to do this for free too, on a no win no fee arrangement.
nothings coming through
Let me swithc to Q&A mode, you might find it easier to work with.