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11 Jun 16 #479677 by citygirllost
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I am about to pay off the mortgage on the family home; by doing this I am buying my ex out of the property.
The house is already in my sole name at land registry.
Do I need a solicitor to do anything in this process?

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11 Jun 16 #479679 by hadenoughnow
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Were you married? If you are, do you have a legally binding court order to settle the finances??

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11 Jun 16 #479681 by citygirllost
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Thanks for reply.
yes. Div 2007. CO says I can buy him out. Just want to know if I have to do everything via s solicitor or does the Court have to be informed.

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11 Jun 16 #479682 by hadenoughnow
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Did he have a charge on the property? If he did it may be a good idea to involve a solicitor just to make sure the charge is removed. You can check with land registry if you are not sure.

If he did not and it is just a matter of handing over the cash, it may still be sensible to involve a solicitor so you have a clear paper trail. If you choose not to then you should still make sure the transfer is clearly documented.

It may be worth writing to him to make clear your intention to comply with the terms of the order and check how he would like the money pay. He may prefer it to go through a solicitor.

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11 Jun 16 #479685 by citygirllost
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Many thanks.
No charge on property.
That''s what I wanted to know (the actual process). I will transfer the money direct to building society myself, as I think he might well use it elsewhere if I paid it to him/in his name.
Think I will get a letter drafted from a solicitor to clarify everything.
Many thanks for your time & advice.

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