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19 May 07 #311 by mkp1963
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well when i got divorced two years ago ,the family home was valued at £160,ooo and was mortgage free ,,so it was devided £80.000 each,, as my wife , wanted to stay in the family home she agreed to buy my share out BUT she could only raise £50.000 with a mortgage in her name ,,, and the other £30.000 would be payed on a triggering date ,,which ever one came first
wifes death
toy boy moves in or they get married
or the daughters 18 birthday (shes 13)
to which ive agreed and this gives me what is called an interest in the property
one condition was she was not aloud to borrow any money against the house ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
she has now 2 years on asked me if i will sign to let her borrow more money on her mortgage against the house for repairs etc ,,,,,
what should i do ,,i dont want this to affect my money in some years to come
help ,solisitors wants £120 an hour

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19 May 07 #312 by DownButNotOut
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How are house prices doing in your area? - in most of the UK they are up around 15 percent in the last 2 years. So thats 24k on your 160K house. So maybe ist OK to let her borrow half that say 12K and be reasonably happy that your equity is safe.

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20 May 07 #322 by mkp1963
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dont seem to be shoot up around here like the rest of the country ,,
think i will have to seek solisitior advise she shouldnt still be on my back now

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