thanks for responding. The girls haven't yet been asked directly who'd they'd wish to stay with. The elder daughter is ready to go anywhere that's convenient for her college and boyfriend. The younger will need to be near her school but my husband is threatening to pull her out to move nearer to London.
The house is worth £850,000 and there is £340,000 left on mortgage. Not much else in assets other than a£7000 VW golf and a £6000 Amazon land cruiser. Furniture etc not of any great value.
I have been looking at property near the younger child's school and a suitable house can be found 2/3 bedrooms for approx £250,000. I earn approx £15,000 a year (part time) and he earns up to £80,000 p/a.