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Can you tell me what your question is please? I have read the narrative, what would you like to know?
Thank you for clarifying your questions. In response:
1. Yes, you are in your rights, you are equal owners of the whole property. Whilst he is entitled to some privacy, this does not include locking you out of your bedroom and depriving you of access to your belongings.
2. Yes you should. As he is in occupation and you are not, the court would take into account the fact you have your own expenses and not expect you to contribute towards the mortgage of the former family home.
3. Possibly, though to be honest you could just assign proxy to the conveyancer as I understand without having to involve a third party. You can also sign remotely via video link if needed, as far as I am aware.
Can I clarify anything further?
Thank you for the further questions.
It's perfectly possible to represent yourself throughout the entire process, it's your decision whether to use a solicitor or not.
As to whether you should forget about maintenance or not, I can't answer that as it would involve going through full financial disclosure and advising on the merits of the case, which is far beyond the scope of the general advice we can give here.
I trust that makes sense.
Can I clarify anything more about the general position for you?
My pleasure, you too.
Thank you for your enquiry today. I am happy to answer follow-up questions - please do get in touch with requests for extra information or further queries and I will do my best to help you. You can request me personally on a new question thread saving my profile as one of your preferred experts and by tagging me (@PLCLEGAL) at the start of the new thread. Best wishes, Peter.
My pleasure, take care.
It's up to you of course and you have to make contact with customer care as I have no access to your account as an expert.