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My name s Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What is the nature of the restriction and what percentage interest has she been allocated?
how will you return her financial contribution?
What is the exact wording of the deeds?
My apologies for the delay
It is the wording of the Deed of Trust that I need to see
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
How much did you spend on renovations?
Excellent - that is covered by the agreement
Have you prepared an account setting out all of this and sent it to your ex?
I am afraid that you cannot lift the Restriction in this way - you need her agreement or an Order from the Court under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.
Whilst you may not have understood it correctly the Deed you signed gave your ex a financial claim on the proceeds of sale - the "equitable interest" referred to.
What debts do you believe she owes you?
She has no control over what you do with the house.
She has a financial claim on it if it is sold in accordance with the terms of the Deed.
In reality given the wording of the Deed if the house was sold tomorrow she would not get a penny as the amount you have spent on renovations wipes out the small amount of equity which would have been available for division.
Having said that unless the £1600 you refer to relates to direct expenditure on the house it has no relevance to the Deed and could not be reclaimed under it.
On that basis the Deed can indeed be revoked at no loss to either of you (other than the £1000 she contributed but will not recover) - since the money you spent on renovations will then be entirely and solely for your benefit.
You cannot simply send the form to the Land Registry and ask them to decide as it is not a power that they have.
The Deed was Registered and to remove it will need either consent or a Court Order
Although you need her consent to the transfer provided you stick to the terms of the Deed it cannot be refused
You do not even have to pay the solicitors bill.
Get proper valuations of the house; the redemption figure of the mortgage and copies of the receipts for the work done.
Create a set of accounts showing that in fact if the house was sold she would owe you and invite the solicitor to agree to the Deed being revoked and the Registration cancelled