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My name is Clare
I shall od my best to help you but I need some further information first
When was the Decree Absolute and has there been a financial Order (just checking)
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It is the lack of the court order that is worrying the solicitor for the lender since technically your ex could make a further claim and by doing this he could lose that chance.
I think it is nonsense but they are anxious to protect their insurance risks.
You have two options (well three if you include abandon the transfer)
Your ex can spend half an hour with a local solicitor and obtain confirmation that he has done so and is happy to go ahead OR you can have a Consent Order drawn up and submitted to and sealed by the court.
If you take the second route your ex will still have to have his Identity forms certified by a local solicitor.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Which bank is it?
What do they actually want a solicitor to do?
Just to check - are you staying with the same mortgage provider?
What is the actual agreement - I assume that you are simply buying him out?
It is not open to anyone to force a person to use a solicitor.
It is posisble to deal with every legal transaction (including if you want in the Supreme Court) personally - it is an important legal freedom.
If your ex feels content that he can handle the paperwork (not that there is a lot) then the Bank have no right to insist that he gets representation
If their issue is the lack of a court order then that can be dealt with.
Unfortunately the problem is that if they make it a mortgage condition you have a problem - and it can only be circumvented if you chose another lender
Thank you - I hope all goes well