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    • BlessedNotStressed
    • By BlessedNotStressed 21st Jul 17, 9:26 PM
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    Seriously SCARY situation
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    • 21st Jul 17, 9:26 PM
    Seriously SCARY situation 21st Jul 17 at 9:26 PM
    Needing some urgent advice!
    My husband and I purchased our first home - we completed in February. Everything was going swimmingly and we were settling in well.........until 7am today! A strange man randomly strolled into our house, and what ensued was a hysterical fit of screaming, shouting and aggression. This guy had a key to our house! After we had all (finally!) calmed down, we asked the man in question why he had a key to our house, and what the hell was he playing at strolling in unannounced?! He claims that the house belongs to him - he seems to think that he bought it with his ex, but he went to work in Dubai for 18 months without finalising any divorce. He is insisting that he did not consent (or, therefore,sign) any paperwork permitting the sale of the property!!
    My husband and I are understandably nervous now. The man said he'd be speaking to his solicitor and the police. Where do we stand? Will the house purchase be voided? Will we be forced to leave and still pay the mortgage? Can't even get hold of my own solicitor until Monday now.
    Last edited by BlessedNotStressed; 21-07-2017 at 11:36 PM.
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    • BlessedNotStressed
    • By BlessedNotStressed 8th Dec 17, 7:11 PM
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    Hi Folks,

    I'm having a quiet Friday evening so thought I'd pop on here to update you all now that the dust has settled! I'm pleased to say that we are still very much in OUR home & nicely settled. Things seem to have calmed down a little. The 'angry man' managed to get most of his belongings back from the charity shop and came to an agreement with his ex for his share of the house funds plus interest and some moderate compensation. In return, he withdrew legal action. We were also visited by the police in relation to the possible mortgage fraud that may have occurred, so we gave our version of events and haven't heard anything since!
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 8th Dec 17, 7:18 PM
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    Thanks for the update.

    Glad it's all sorted
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