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Hi there I may be able to help in this matter. If your ex-partner has said that they will give you the money when the home sells, are you looking to put something in place to ensure that happens, or do you currently own half of the property? If you could provide a little more information that would be great.
Ok thank you. When a property is owned jointly it can be very difficult to force a sale however, that is not to say that you can't. You would need to instruct a local solicitor, which you can find here https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/. You can make an application for the court to order the sale of the house. You may have a few things that will go in your favour. I am not sure if there are children involved in this matter however, the court will consider the whether there are reasons that the house should be sold such as the need for sale (such as putting you in a positive financial position to pay for the children) whether the non-sale of the home is for malicious reasons. They will look at the situation and make a decision as to whether it will be in the overriding best interest to sell the home or not. Forcing a sale can be difficult however, I would advise that you contact a solicitor who deals in this matter, they will do all of the relevant paperwork on your behalf and talk you through the situation. Obviously you could attempt to make an agreement with with you pattern to buy you half of the house from you in return for the value however, I feel that from what you are saying you may have difficulty with that. On another note, when you do finally look at selling the house, or more specifically if your ex agrees to give you money, DO NOT rely on their evaluators price, feel free to get your own evaluator in as sometime people use valuers who will always value a house on the lower end of the scale, you, of course, have the right to instruct your own valuation. I hope this helps.
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