The the flat was purchased for £170,000, it had an open market valuation 2 years ago at £200,000. The mortgage was for £85,000. The outstanding mortgage is around £70,000.
I am not in a position to get a update on the value as I do not have access to the flat as my ex partner is being difficult over this. As per our agreement with the Housing Association they need a signed form from both me and my ex to instruct their valuer to visit the property and they will put a value on it. It is this value that will be up for offer to a new key worker. Under the agreement, they have full rights for the first 8 weeks to find a new buyer. If after this time no one has said that they would like to buy it it can then go on the open market.
I have sent a copy of the form requesting that he signs it and returns it to me so that I can send it to the Housing Association, but despite having this form for 6 weeks he has shown no sign of signing it. Which is why I am seeking guidance on weather I can apply to the courts to either force him to sign it or bypass him on this matter.
The property is being bought on a part rent and a part purchase basis. %50, %50, Rent is around £230 per month, Mortgage is £330/ month.
Do I have the right to get a locksmith to change the locks on the property, thus preventing my ex gaining access to it?