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Thank you for your quetsion
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Who is currently paying the mortgage?
I am sorry you did indeed say that
Are you willing to actually force the issue via the courts at this stage
This is a very unusual situation and you are right to be concerned about it
It appears that your ex wishes to retain his rights in the house and , as you point out, this makes it impossible for you to move on
You can rent the room out but you will need to account to your ex for half of the money since he is paying half of all the bills
However if what you want is to bring matters to a head then you may wish to consider insisting that you attend FamilY mediation together to agree a timetable for the resolution of matters - and if he refuses then you may need to consider applying to the court for an Order for sale 9which can include a "sale" to you)
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
i appreciate that that is what you want - but you will have to approach it in this way I am afraid as there is no other option.
You of course can "buy" the property if it is sold!
He cannot be forced to attend mediation - but it is better that the court sees that YOU have tried it
As to how much it costs it depends on whether you get a solicitor to deal with it or deal with it yourself - budget for up to £1000 or so - but get a quote first