Has anyone recently gone to court and argued housing particulars? The stbx currently lives in a small town way outside of London where a 4 bed house within the current area costs between £235-£250. I want to move to London to be closer to work, cut my 4hrs of travel down to 1.5 and still have room to accommodate my kids (when I finally get a court order to obtain access).
My solicitor has said I need to look at housing in the same price but that is just not possible in London. I want to be near an overland station and near M4 as that is the right side of town to get to my kids. A 3 bed (ex-council) in a ‘safe’ area starts at about 320- 325.
To recap there is 270K equity in the house-I am going for 70K of it.
There is not enough equity for either of us to live where we want. Ex-council is not what I want but it means being closer to work,saving on commuiting costs, and not spending 4 hours a day in transit.
I am looking for others who have been in a similar situation?
She insists on living in a particular part of the village so I see no reason why i should not fight my corner on this.
The equity split remains as it would if I would remain far out.