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Buying a house from someone in a divorce dispute

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8 months 1 week ago #509712 by BellsNells
My husband and I are buying a house from a man who is selling his house once lived in by him and his wife. He wanted to sell, she still lived there and didn't but he got a court order to get her evicted and get vacant occupancy so he could proceed.

We were unaware of this legal situation, the seller and his solicitor thought we knew but the estate agent lied. We have our own set of circumstances that mean we need to move fast so this info was of grave importance to us as buyers. Anyway, we are in the situation now where the ex will get 14 days to sign the house over. If she doesn't the Judge will sign on her behalf - this court order has already been processed.

My question is - how long do we have to wait for the Judge to sign, does anyone have experience in this? It may depend upon their backlog but we don't have the luxury of time. Can we make an appeal to the Court to make this signature happen any quicker?

Thanks for your time.

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