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Is it advisable to have your own solicitor when your ex partner has accepted an offer on your joint owned flat?
Good afternoon! My ex partner has accepted an offer on our joint owned flat (which I am happy with) would it be advisable to have my own solicitor to ensure financially I get what I am entitled too? Not sure how it all works and I don’t want to just trust he will transfer funds etc. Thank you

Anonymous

1st April 2022

Top Answer
Solicitor. If you are both in agreement as to the equity split then you jointly instruct the conveyancing solicitors and, upon completion, the solicitors will release to each of your share. If it is jointly owned property, and assuming nothing has been agreed or declared to the contrary, then the legal presumption is you each receive 50% of the net sale proceeds.

Susanna Ruiz

2nd April 2022

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