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Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Could you explain a little more about the history of the properties and how and when they were acquired
Who lives in each house?
What is outstanding on the mortgages on each property?
Where does your ex live?
What income do you each have?
Are you aware that the site charges more a phone call?
How much does a one bedroom property in the same general area cost to buy?
Are you willing to let him have the cheaper property?
It is not for him to decide - if not agreement can be reached it is for the court to decide.
The starting point for division of assets is 50/50 - but the court can depart from that - and in this case bearing in mind your financial contribution - and his lack of it, and the housing needs of your daughter I suspect the court will feel that you retaining your current home and your ex taking over the other house is a sensible way forward
It represents an 80/20 division of the assets in your favour. Whilst this is ambitious it is not impossible.
Worst case scenario might be that you have to pay him a further small lump sum - maybe £10,000 .
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
You are most welcome - I hope all goes well