UK Family Law
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Unless your ex agrees to the sale then a Court Order is the only option.
I can understand why your solicitor is saying mediation is not likely to work - it probably isn't but it makes sense to try.
Yes an ancillary relief application is potentially expensive - however it does lock you into a ctimetable.
The risk is that otherwise you will spend months negotiating and have to launch an application in any event.