my x has the former marital home till 2016 when it will be sold 60/40 in her favour.she was told at mediation to take out insurance to cover property.she is now refusing to pay for repairs not covered in insurance.i cant afford to pay,she can.legally whose responsible?
A bit late coming to this, but if there is a Mesher order the house will have been transferred to the wife's sole ownership so she would normally be responsible for insurance, upkeep etc unless the Consent Order says otherwise. I suggest you take another look at the wording of your court order.
Wouldnt worrie. Im a builder. If she doesnt want to keep the house in good order, she will soon find after a few years that she will not bear to live in it. Most common maintenance jobs are painting, flooring, basic joinery etc. Usually a house needs a new kitchen every 10 years, bathroom 10 years, boiler 15-20 yeras, roof 25 years, windows 25-30 years. My guess is she will A)get round to doing it in time B)Have a friend do it C)Ask you to do it when she gets fed up with the clip of the place.
However if its damp or subsidance etc talk to your solicitor.
The other thing to consider is since when have you known an estate agent to knock off more than 10 grand if the place needs a new bathroom, kitchen, roof etc. In thier eyes as long as its legal to live in they will sell it anyway. People who want to buy houses like to rip this stuff out and start again nine times out of ten. A lot can happen in 8 years.