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mortgage and selling house

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08 May 12 #329174 by greenjen
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I am grateful for any advice. My husband and I have been separated since mid July 2011 and the house has been on the market since Sept 2011. However since he moved out in August he has not paid any mortgage, although I did manage to negotiate a short payment holiday. The estate agents have been recommending for some time that we drop the price of the house but my husband won''t budge. I can''t afford to keep paying the mortgage and I just want to sell the house and move on.

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08 May 12 #329196 by cookie2
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Well, why should he pay the mortgage for a house in which he does not live?

You should seek a divorce and a Consent Order. This is the only way to ensure the house is sold. Unless you do this, your ex could if he wanted, take the house off the market and not sell at all.

It''s usually not a good idea to sell until you''ve got a Consent Order, anyway.

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