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Dan62
Dan62 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi can anybody give any help over property matters. Any help will be appreciated. 
Kind regards. 
Dan62.

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there

    Is there any specific questions you have or is it your looking for solicitor to deal with your property 
  • Dan62
    Dan62 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Ex partner is try to force me to sign house sale documents. I'll be homeless 
    I've been paying the mortgage for the last 6 and a half years and she does not want to pay her half.
    Very unreasonable not helping my health very stressful right now just need some healthy advice. 
    Kind regards. 
    Dan62 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can check if you qualify for legal aid here https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    You will need to look at the eligibility criteria above I linked to. 

    If you are unsure, you may need to contact some solicitors in your area and ask. 

    Most solicitors will offer a free consultation, for 30minutes or so to discuss options. 

    If not, you could try a law centre or clinic if you have one in your area. 

    Maybe also citizens advice?

    If none of that applies and cant be accommodated, I'm afraid you may have to pay 
  • worried33
    worried33 Community member Posts: 517 Pioneering
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    I rang legal aid today, and immediate threat of homelessness is one of their criteria, if you qualify on the financial means test its probably easier to speak to them than shelter at the moment.
  • Dan62
    Dan62 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hi worried33 
    Thanks for your advice now I'm trying to find a solicitor in
    Birmingham to assist me. 
    Can't find anyone. Any
    Suggestions appreciated. 
    Kind regards. 
    Dan62. 

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Dan62 said:
    Hi worried33 
    Thanks for your advice now I'm trying to find a solicitor in
    Birmingham to assist me. 
    Can't find anyone. Any
    Suggestions appreciated. 
    Kind regards. 
    Dan62. 

    In relation to what though? 

    As advised above, if you don’t meet legal aid eligibility, then have you tried law clinics and centres or CAB, otherwise you may need to pay. 
  • Reg
    Reg Community member Posts: 109 Pioneering
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    Hello @Dan62

    Hope you have found a lawyer now. If not , you could try the Resolution first for family law website as that website lists all specialist family law solicitors in your area.

    It sounds as if you need a family solicitor with expertise in unmarried relationships as from what you have said you were in an unmarried relationship but jointly own a property with your former partner.

    If that is the case your ex partner would need to bring court proceedings to get an order for sale . You could try to avoid that by paying him or her their share of the equity in the house ( if any) and just as importantly getting their name off the mortgage as I am guessing that until that is done your ex partner can't buy a new house because he or she has a joint mortgage with you.

    These claims are called TOLATA claims and are tricky to sort and so you really do need to speak to a family law expert rather than a housing or other type of solicitor.

    Hope this helps 
    Reg

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