Thanks for coming back to me.
The issue with the bank, as I see it, is that whilst they may be sympathetic, unless he defaults on the payments they cannot take action. The bank can't force a sale unless this is by applying to court for repossession in the case of default, as far as I am aware.
If the wife refuses to sell, or engage in the sale, then only a court order will be able to force the issue.
I understand the frustrations, and the judge could have ruled the other way at the hearing for sole conduct, as they can order this on the basis of the other party's conduct as well as if there are creditors knocking on the door - but it's also in their discretion not to.
My view is that legal representation at the final hearing would assist in getting this finalised.
He can instruct a barrister directly, there's no need for a solicitor, and as they would be simply turning up on the day to represent him its the most cost effective route actually.
See www.clerksroom.com or www.mybarrister.co.uk for a direct access barrister.
I hope this assists?