Im just after a little bit of advice if anyone has some personal experience on dealing with the following?
My partners parents seperated 11 years ago after his mum discovered his dad was cheating. He moved in with the women he was cheating on her with and his mum and there two sons stayed living in the martial home. They then divorced rougly 7 years ago but did not divid the house. Since he left 11 years ago he has not paid anyting towards the upkeep of the house, bills or maitence for there children who are now 23 snd 24. One is still living there and the other (my partner) is not.
The house is not in great condition and needs a lot of work. She has now decided it is time to sell but he is insisting he wants half.
We are having it valued on wednesday but as it is in need of some work are estimating it selling for around £175k.
They bought the house in her name in 1981 for £20,500. He paid off the mortgage in 1997 for £26k after being court by the tax man with large amounts of savings of undeclared earnings (builder). The deeds to the house are in both there names.
She would like to sell the house and give around 60k to each of the boys to set them up for life keep a small amount 16k for herself. She is going to live with us in an annex. She is willing to offer him around 20-30k rather than go to court and waste a lot of money on fees. She is not willing to give him half.
Has anyone gone through something like this and no what he is likely to get in court or anything she can do/say to help persuade him to be reasonably?
I don''t see him getting 50% here. His housing needs are met and have been for many years. If she''s going to live in an annex at your house, you need to do some serious thinking about what her rights are going to be in relation to that property. She really needs to see a solicitor for some advice.