I was hoping to get clarification on a issue regarding a property that is joint owned by myself and an ex partner. We had no living together agreement. We brought the property together in March 2007 and are both on the mortgage. The relationship ended in jan 2008 and I left the property in Nov 2008. My ex partner has had sole occupancy of the property since and I have not contributed to the mortgage since Dec 2008. We now want the property sold, would it be a 50/50 split? Thanks for any advice in advance.
50/50 yes. You would be wise to act on this sooner rather than later, because as time goes by, you may be seen to have abandoned your claim. After 3.5 years I think you''ll be fine but yeah, I would recommend you get a wriggle on.
There is no specific cut off time period, it all depends on the circumstances. For example if you simply disappeared and had no contact with him or the house for 10 years then it would be a very different matter than if you "checked in" once a year to keep your interest active.
Yes if your ex will not sell or buy you out voluntarily then you can and should take court action. You''ll probably need a solicitor for that. Assuming there is a reasonable amount of equity int he house, the fees will be well worth it.