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2 years 1 month ago #503584 by me449
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Hi all,

Outcome at final hearing last october was a court order to sell the house.

The sale date is fast approaching and ex will no doubt be obstructive so I'm in the process of planning to back to court to get it enforced.

Ex didn't appeal the final hearing outcome. Is there any way ex could appeal now?

Circumstances are pretty much the same and the offer I made (which was ratified by the DJ) was very generous.

It's been a very long journey with the end now is sight and I'd rather not having any long, drawn out battles...if possible!!

Cheers

ME449

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2 years 1 month ago #503585 by .Sylvia
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When you say the sale date, do you mean the date that the property must be put on the market? As that date hasn't yet passed, there is no breach - and while you think the ex may be obstructive regarding the sale, again that hasn't yet happened (in the context of the house being on the market) - so I can't see what there is to enforce at this stage. You would need to wait until the house is up for sale and the ex has been deliberately obstructive and has thwarted attempts to either market the property, refused to conduct viewings, or has rejected decent offers, etc etc to establish that s/he has breached the order.

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2 years 1 month ago #503586 by me449
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Hi,

Yes, you're right, putting on the market as opposed to sale.

My main concern is whether the court order can be appealed after the date has passed and if I have to go back to court to enforce.

Thanks

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2 years 1 month ago #503587 by .Sylvia
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Applications for leave to appeal must be made within 14 days of the order being made, so your ex is out of time.

FYI: To be able to launch an appeal against a judgement, one must be able to demonstrate that the judgment was;

Perverse - totally unfair and beyond the discretion of the judge; or

An error in law was made; or

New, important and relevant evidence has come to light which wasn't known of before and which would change the ruling.

Whether the exercise of the judge’s discretion was vitiated by a factual error

Whether the judge erred in the weight applied to evidence

Whether the judge acted beyond a reasonable exercise of discretion

Whether the judge failed to provide adequate reasons for their decision

Whether the judge denied the party natural justice in refusing to admit evidence

Even if a party could establish one or more of the above grounds this does not guarantee that s/he will be allowed to appeal or that s/he will be successful.

The process involves lodging an appeal notice within 14 days of the order, obtaining a tran­­­­­­­script­­­­­­­ of the hearing and filing this too. S/he also need to serve the appeal documents on all parties to proceedings.

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2 years 1 month ago #503591 by me449
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Thank you very much :-)

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2 years 1 month ago #503600 by divorced at last
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Just as a bit of advice I received, when chasing ex to get house on the market, always email, be concise and clear on what you’re asking them to do. Don’t be sucked in to an argument, start a new email each time you chase them.

I did all this. Waited 8 weeks (wished I’d done it sooner) submitted all these emails that he’d ignored with my d11. He looked very silly in court and conduct was transferred to me.

Have you agreed a sale price and/or agent?

Who lives there?

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2 years 1 week ago #504319 by me449
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Hi, thanks for the response.

Just had a brief text conversation and ex has no intention of cooperating so back to court it is.

I'll follow your advice, I can imagine this is all going to take another year to finalise! :(

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