So basically the problem is not the sale of the house, which is agreed and indeed, in the court order, but purely the price.
I assume that for now, you are living in the house and the son is not. Please tell me if it is any different.
You need to write to the solicitor and tell him that the timescale here. In the property is completely unreasonable and that if their client doesn’t come up with a proposal to sell the property at a reasonable price in accordance with the recommendations of the agent, then you will make an application to court to have the price fixed by the court and you will ask the court to award costs against the son personally.
The deeds are joint tenants and therefore the house passes to you under the right of survivorship but it only does so subject to the court order so you could sell the property without his consent but there is still an argument over the amount of the proceeds.
I’m afraid that if he will not play ball (he is just being awkward because he is prepared to wait for the extra amount of money which would be his 50 percent of the difference between your proposed sale price and his proposed sale price) you cannot beat him with a stick until he rolls over and plays nicely, and your only remedy is a further court application.
You just need confirmation from the agent that the price is realistic.
If the property has been on the market for 6 months or more, then clearly it is too expensive.
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