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Unmarried, Tenants in common.

Posted by Paulll 
Unmarried, Tenants in common.
September 23, 2021 07:36PM
Not strictly a divorce question as I am unmarried!

I am tenants in common with my partner, the relationship has broken down and I am in a position to buy another property, hopefully as soon as possible.

My partner does not currently work, although she has said she wants to find employment, take over the mortgage and buy me out of the property, which I would of course happy with, but I would like to know where I stand if this does not go smoothly, which I suspect it may not.

I believe it is possible to force the sale of a property through the courts if the situation cannot be amicably resolved. Is this a lengthy and/or expensive process?

Can the fact that my partner is not employed, or that we have a 16 year old living at home be used to prevent this process?

There is currently around £140k equity in the property.

Thanks in advance.
Re: Unmarried, Tenants in common.
September 24, 2021 10:03AM
>>Can the fact that my partner is not employed, or that we have a 16 year old living at home be used to prevent this process?

Yes. A court is unlikely to order the sale of the property while it is still needed as the home of a dependent child. That is not to say that you would be deprived of your share of the property but you may need to wait until the child is no longer dependent before you can get your share by forcing a sale.
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