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Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
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I was made bankrupt in april 2013 and have a joint mortgage

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I was made bankrupt in april 2013 and have a joint mortgage with my wife my trustees solicitor is really pushing to sell my family home and keeps asking me to decide whether my wife can buy my half whetehr I can raise finance or sell my house or he will apply for a court order before xmas to sell my half . we are trying to resolve this but feel so pressurised to make a decision . I understood we had one year i.e. till aqpril 2014 before the trustee would take action . can the swolicitor force action or 3expect us to decide before 1 year is up . we don't know yet whether we can save the house and want to be given the year
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are you currently living in the property?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes,our son also lives with us in the property

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
You do indeed have until April before the Trustee can obtain an Order for the sale of the property.
This does not mean that you have a year before you decide - the trustee can apply before then - but the Order will not be made
Clearly time is passing swiftly so you do need to be making plans
I am sorry - I know that this is not the news that you wanted
Please ask if you ned further details