I left our jointly owned property three years ago with our child due to ex's drinking, abusive & controlling behaviour. The court has ordered that the house must be sold and the division of equity has been determined. The problem is that the ex has completely neglected the property. We have received offers but the ex is refusing to accept them and now the estate agent is refusing to accompany viewings because of the state of the property. It is dirty, it smells & is in a bad state. I have not been in it since I left and my young child & I are sharing a small bedroom at my parents home. I just want the house sold so that I can move on but the ex is still trying to hurt me / control me by refusing to sell, thus not allowing me to move on. I have already spent a fortune on solicitors and cannot afford any more. Any advice would be greatly received.


  • powerful_Rogue
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    Reasons given for him refusing the offers?

  • Diburd
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    He has told the estate agent that the offers are too low.
  • gwynlas
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    When the court ordered sale did they offer any recourse if ex refused to cooperate? Neglecting house will lead to offers being lower. Should you be seeking an eviction so that you can gain time to fix faults and get the most out of sale regardless of his being entitled to a share of equity?
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