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The house has a condition on it, with this on it was valued at approx £260,000 but this was about 3 yrs ago, without the condition this could rise to 400,000 but needs to be up for sale to prove it is unsaleable to get the condition removed.(condition: Only buy the property if you have lived in the parish or adjoining parishes for the last 10 years) There is £207,000 left on the mortgage roughly but it is an interest only mortgage and every time she defaults it rises.
They sorted the divorce themselves to save cash and the only mention of the property was on the form concerning where the children would live, which talks of them living where they are now until the house is sold. At the time she was cooperative and my husband spent £1000 trying to have the condition removed because they had it on the market.