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I co-own a house with my ex-husband. i want to sell while

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i co-own a house with my ex-husband. i want to sell while the market is good. he wants to continue renting the property. i want to sell it now to be done with it and because i am possibly moving out of state with my job and don't want to have to worry about this. how or what can i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.

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If you want to sell and ex doesn't, and you are both on the deed, then you can force a sale of the property by contacting a local real estate attorney and filing a "partition action" in the local court where a judge will order the property sold. Typically they will order it appraised and then listed with a realtor for a few months and then go to public auction if it doesn't sell privately. That is unless ex wants to buy you out and refinance the loan in his name only..

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This is an absolute right that can't be denied as you can't be forced to continue owning a property if you want to sell and cash out your interest.

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Barrister

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