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? re court order and valuations

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15 Jul 12 #343200 by confused 101
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Hi - My X was supposed to inform me which 2 estate agents I had to get valuations from out of a list of 4 I had to send him. I had already obtained 2 submitted with my form E.

He was supposed to do this by the end of last week. He hasn''t (no surprise) He has now contacted me saying he wants to host the valuations without me present. This isn''t what the court order says. I agreed with his solicitor that I would not mention divorce etc when the valuations take place. Sadly my home isn''t worth what others in the street are as it needs a lot of work which I a. can''t afford and b. have no time to do. I certainly wouldn''t "show" it anything other than clean and tidy though.

I should also say he moved out years ago and has not provided for us in 2 years.

So can he force this? Should I simply choose 2 on my list and get valuations done? or, as he hasn''t selected within the court order time frame, shall I simply not bother and demand to go with my original 2?

Also I had to get a new lock on the front door last week as it broke - do I have to give him a key?

Thanks for your help as usual. x

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15 Jul 12 #343264 by cookie2
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confused 101 wrote:

he wants to host the valuations without me present.
he moved out years ago

He is having a giraffe. He expects you to allow him into your home and for you to leave him alone with the estate agent? Tell him to take a long walk off a short pier. The answer to this request is an immediate "no".

Should I simply choose 2 on my list and get valuations done? or, as he hasn''t selected within the court order time frame, shall I simply not bother and demand to go with my original 2?

Why not get valuations from all 4? Then he won''t have any comeback whatsoever.

Also I had to get a new lock on the front door last week as it broke - do I have to give him a key?

No. You say he has been gone for years. You have a right to privacy which over-rules any right of entry he may have.

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15 Jul 12 #343273 by confused 101
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Thanks Cookie - you do put my mind at rest .... not sure why I always assume I have to be accomodating whilst he doesn''t have to abide by anything.


I''ll get the valuations and add them to my existing 2.

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