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1. Your best option in these circumstances is to agree with the bank that you will handle the sale and get the property sold allowing the bank to get its mortgage discharged as well as get a better price. This is because a forced sale by the bank will get a lower price as no one will be willing to pay full value on a forced sale. For that reason you should seek to handle the sale yourself and get the two issues, namely, the boundary wall and the extension which needs the architect´s signature dealt with, so you can offer a good title to a prosective purchaser. I would advise you to retain a solicitor who can write to the bank on your behalf and also handle the sale of the property, as the bank will be more willing to listen to you, if you have legal representation. Ultimately, you want the sale price to be the 330k or higher. This might mean that your partner´s father is left disappointed. However, it will be the best way out of the situation.
2. Additionally, you will have to give notice to the tenants who are renting the property in order to secure vacant possession for a sale. Again, this will be necessary if you are to obtain a better price as vacant possession will attract a higher price. It is also something you can offer the bank, in order to get them to allow you to handle the sale and not the bank. This is because the owner can always obtain vacant possession if he wants to live there or sell the property.
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