Thank you for your message and happy to provide further details.
The court settlement was agreed in court in October 2013, as mentioned before. In that it simply stated that: 'The wife to transfer ownership of the Italy property forthwith'.
I asked her by email/text probably on 3-4 separate occasions over the past 12 months (last time being August 2014) to comply, but she always stated that she was in the process of doing it. Then she told me to stop harassing her about it and I didnt want to go back to court so I left the matter alone.
She has now stated (a couple of weeks ago), that she will do it as soon as she has enough money. She has just gone back to work. However, during the time the court settlement was signed to now, she has purchased a new car and been on several holidays, so she has clearly had enough money for other things.
I have been paying a very high maintenance to her £3200 to £2800 per month (her maintenance and that for our children).
During the court settlement the FMH, which she will have 100% proceeds of on its sale (it has just gone on the market this week for £695K) was valued at £560K. The property in Italy was at the time valued at 100K Euros. I feel that the fact she's delayed in complying with the court order has substantially and detrimentally affected my capacity to purchase my own property in the UK. If I had known it would have taken so long I would have at least rented out the Italy property.
I hope that gives enough information.
The Italy property is in joint names currently. I didn't organise the paperwork initially as it was clear that this was her responsibility to transfer the ownership to me fully. And as she wasn't working at the time had more opportunity to get it organised. The divorce was very hard on me and I was and still am struggling with work, which has consumed all my energy and time (I've also had to contend with 3 accommodations moves) Also she said all along that she would do it. I suppose I've been foolish in believing that she would do what she said.