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My partner and I split up 7 years ago we had a house which

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My partner and I split up 7 years ago we had a house which I paid the deposit on. I received no money from the house sale. I went to see my solicitor and he informed me that all the files were deleted after 5 years. Is there anything I can do ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Who owned the property?
How much was it worth and how much was outstanding on the mortgage?
How much was the deposit that you paid
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Clare
The house was.in my partners name. We lived together as partners for 8 years with my two boys
The house was sold for £412.500 and the mortgage left was£325
The deposit I paid was £50,000. Thank you for your reply
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Can you prove that the money came from your bank account?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. It came from my previous home and given to solicitor for new house on same day
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
But you can prove that you sold the house?
Do you have any paperwork from that time?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The partner kept all paperwork. In his office at home. Not held by me
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Did the Solicitors who dealt with the sale not keep the financial records (they should have done)
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.

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