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can a joint tanante sell her half of the house

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28 Feb 2009 07:04 #93928 by derrickb
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we are not married we got the house 3 years ago I have spent 20k of my own money on it she hasn't spent a penny now she wants out she saying she is going to sell her half can she do that with out my permission ??? we got it cost 105k now its only 110k i have payed the mortgage and payed for the renovation,well i have done most of it my self

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28 Feb 2009 08:07 #93934 by LittleMrMike
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If you are joint owners both of you need to sign the transfer, so if you're not willing that makes it difficult.

In that case the only course of action available to your partner is under property law, to force a sale of the house and division of the proceeds.

I don't think she can sell her share to any old Tom Dick or Harry but I assume it's money she's after, The whole subject is a bit of a minefield and you need advice from someone specialising in this field.

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28 Feb 2009 09:42 #93949 by derrickb
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have spoke to lawyer there is only 10k over what we payed for the house and she want 10k to walk you no as well as i do no one will give up all up.if she forces sale its going to cost her 10 to 15k to get nothing back dont you think her lawyer will advise her that its not worth it to get nothing out of it ????

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