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    Hi, please can someone help

    I am currently living in mine and ex-wife’s (farang) marital home that has been on the market for 5yrs and not as yet sold , yes I know the house market is slow but I also was the first on a band new housing estate who are offering all kind of incentive’s like 110 % part exchange and other things . Anyway they have nearly finished so hopefully may be able to sell house.
    House up for sale £20000 reduced £40000 by ex without consulting me about 3 yrs. ago
    But not too bothered as I wanted a quick sale also

    Any way someone has offered £18000 which ex is happy with, that would leave us both with £43000 after mortgage and other bills have been paid so I offered to buy her ,but she is asking for £50000 ! and it was agreed that it was 50/50 split on sale of the house
    So basically she is happy with 43k if we sell but wants 50k if I buy her out !
    So I said I can’t afford 50k so she is going to get the judge (her word) to force me to sell
    At £180k when houses the same spec as mine on my estate are selling for £238k
    Even if I was forced to sell at 180k surly she would be worst of with court cost any other cost that might occur

    So can she force me to sell at 180k ?

    Sorry to go on a bit but trying to give a better picture

    Thanks for any help

    Ps I divorced her for adultery and now I am very very happy with thai wife and daughter
    And this bugs her I think, me living in her former home of which I have said I would move out many many times if she want happy about this but she refuses
    Don’t think she likes me being happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    House up for sale £20000 reduced £40000 by ex without consulting me about 3 yrs. ago
    But not too bothered as I wanted a quick sale also
    Alanr, sorry to be picky I think you missed out the odd zero as your house is on the market for 200000 not 20000 ?
    I am guessing things are acrimonious between you.
    Have you considered putting the house up for auction ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    I divorced her for adultery
    If you have divorced already, what was the settlement agreed regarding the house? Something must have been agreed.

    The judge she speaks of, was it the one that settled the divorce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    If you have divorced already, what was the settlement agreed regarding the house? Something must have been agreed.

    The judge she speaks of, was it the one that settled the divorce?
    The agreement was 50/ 50 split of the house sale, happy with that
    But now she wants it sold at 180k leaving her with 43k and I can now afford to
    Buy her out, after all she said she is happy with 43k if sold but wants 50k if I buy her out

    No judge involved with divorce she is just trying to scare me I think


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    What agreement are you referring to? Who, where, what, why, when?
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    If you were to sell the house at £180,000 and you say that after fees etc. you would be left with £43k each that is fair enough.
    If you were to buy her out you would not be incurring any fees, estate agents costs etc. and so £43k would not be a 50/50 split, so I can see were she is coming from.

    To me the thing to do would be to show her how much the savings on fees etc. would be and offer her half that amount more over the £43k offer.

    Just my opinion (not a legal one) and not taking sides.
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    the fees are £3790 so your saying offer half of that plus £43k
    thanks

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    In that case, you must offer more than the current offer on the table. You may still be liable for the estate agent's fee (depending on the terms of engagement).

    If she is happy to accept the £180K then she really cannot reasonably refuse a price from you that values the property at a higher level. No court would refuse you an application and any she tries would fail (on the information you have provided).

    Why not offer her the £44,000 plus half the savings made on costs? Win/Win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    What agreement are you referring to? Who, where, what, why, when?
    When we divorced 5yrs ago we put the house up for sale and it was agreed by both solicitors that it would be 50/50 split of the proceeds, we have no children

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    the fees are £3790 so your saying offer half of that plus £43k
    That is what I would do and seems very fair to me.
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    Decisions decisions

    Like tobias said £45895

    Or like gary said £44895

    Should I try the lower offer first?
    Thanks for your help very appreciated

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    Always offer the lower first, you can always go up if not accepted.

    If it were me I would make sure I explained my logic and were the extra over the £43k is coming from.

    Also that she could have the funds now, not in however long it takes for the house to sell and go through the whole completion business.
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    so could I offer £43k plus half cost £1895 total £44895

    or do I need to offer the extra £1000 so it would stand up in court

    thanks tobias you've taken a lot of my mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    so could I offer £43k plus half cost £1895 total £44895
    Yes

    or do I need to offer the extra £1000 so it would stand up in court
    Mr T would have to answer that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    ... T would have to answer that.
    If she says no to the first offer, up it!
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    will do , and will update

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    My best wishes and I did this myself some years ago. I managed just, to keep it civilized. Not a divorce but a settlement of a house. How I managed to be still the owner of a house ......phew. Strange thing is afterwards she wanted to turn the clock back.

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    That would be annoying. You'd be late for work all the time!
    "You're so unapproachable!"
    "And yet, here you are."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bifftastic View Post
    That would be annoying. You'd be late for work all the time!

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    latest news , text her with first offer her reply was .... I`m back at solicitors this week will let you know

    wonder what she's up too ?

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