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18 May 12 #331411 by sotiredofthisnow
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I already own the house in my sole name, how do I ''buy the house'' ?

she can''t afford the mortgage payments, she only works a few hours a week.

I''d happily value the house as ''what someone would realistically be prepared to pay''

I don''t wish to move, it''s a beautiful part of the world and I know everyone including the garden birds, and it''s been my home for the last 13 years , 7 before I moved my fiance in.

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18 May 12 #331412 by sotiredofthisnow
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I suggested to my wife that we get the mediator to arrange a valuation and split the expense, and that neither of us speaks to the valuer, we stand outside together while they do their viewing, and valuation goes to mediator. No response (also not sure how feasible that would be in practice).

On the plus side, my wife spoke to me after her valuation visit like she was talking to a human being, and that''s a huge improvement believe me !

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18 May 12 #331413 by maisymoos
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I think Wiser is referring to you buying her out and stating a price that you can both agree, so effectively you are buying your own house to pay her a lump sum.

If this is not possible and you cannot reach agreement, I still think an independant surveyors report is the best option, and would be what a judge would order if there was a dispute over value. Its what happened to me.

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18 May 12 #331414 by sotiredofthisnow
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Thanks maisymoos, that''ll probably be what her solicitor suggests to her then. Sounds like the best plan.

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