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Are you saying that your father wants one third of the improvements that you made and is not prepared to make any concession in respect of that?
Do you have valuations in respect of the pre-improvement value and post improvement value?
Before making the additions, why did you not get your father’s financial agreement?
What was cost of additions 10 years ago?
Why is the order still hanging around after all this time?
Look at this in a different way. If you are living with a partner and the house was in the partners sole name, and the mortgage was in the partners sole name and you put the extension on, then you have a claim on part of the house.
This may be your mother’s house but you have a claim against your mother in respect of your input to the house. I know you’re not enforcing it but that’s the situation. Your father has a claim against your mother in respect of his matrimonial home right but your mother’s interest does not include your interest and hence, your father has no entitlement to any share of what you input.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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I apologise for not being clearer. You have a share of the whole house by virtue of your contribution.
Your father has a one third share of everything after your contribution is removed. It would be grossly unfair for your father to get one third of your contribution.
If for example the house is worth £400,000 and without your extension it is worth £300,000, your mother’s 2/3rd share is £200,000 and your fathers 1/3 share £100,000.
If he steadfastly refuses to change his position, then there is no alternative but for the judge to rule
I am pleased that I was able to assist. Just remember that nothing is ever guaranteed in court but based upon the facts you have given me, that is what will happen.
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Thank you . Best wishes. FES