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CBO and changing the locks on FMH

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21 May 22 #519342 by Neves7728
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Hi

Looking to clarify the legal position if possible, finally after 2 years of hell got the CBO through form the ex, however they have put a clause in stating that they can remain in the property as long as they need once the transfer has been done. I doubt the ex will negotiate on this point (FDR in 2 weeks) so i wanted to know where i would stand if i changed the locks once the TR1 has been signed and a lump sum paid to the ex? They have frustrated the process every way they can so i doubt they will be in a rush to leave the property so if i did change the locks once i am the sole owner would there be any repercussions?

Im guessing that trying to enforce the CBO clause via court would take a fair amount of time due to current backlogs etc and tbh the whole situation is wearing very thin as we currently reside in the same property. Any advice?

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23 May 22 #519355 by hadenoughnow
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Is this a Consent Order still in draft??

If it is I simply would not agree to that clause.

It is hard to advise further without knowing more about the situation but I would expect a time limit to be put on any such arrangement, say 56 days max.

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23 May 22 #519356 by Neves7728
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The CBO is in draft however i know there will be no negotiation from the ex's side hence keeping the FDR date which their solicitor was adamant i vacated.

Im just concerned that it will drag on for god knows however long trying to negotiate the CBO terms hence the original question

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23 May 22 - 23 May 22 #519362 by hadenoughnow
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If you go to FDR the judge will pretty soon put them straight on any unreasonable terms in any proposal.

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