Were you married?
What is the value of the house?
Have you asked the existing mortgage company if they will agree to remove you?
How old are the children?
How much would a house for her and the children cost in the same area?
The equity in the house is approximately £73,000 at best based upon your figures. That is not enough money to buy a house for the dependent children to whom you both have a duty to provide a home until they both reached the age of majority, and are no longer dependent, at aged 18. It’s unlikely therefore that you could force a sale if your ex did not want to sell, for the next 14 years. She is responsible for all the outgoings of the house and the mortgage meanwhile.
I know it’s not the answer you wanted and if there were no children involved the situation would be completely different and you would be able to force the sale.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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