Can I sell without my husbands permission?

Posted on 23 November 2012 by Carol

I'm the sole owner of my property. I am married but have been seperated for over 2 years. My husbands parents gave him £60,000 as a deposit and he did pay towards the mortgage initially, however I live in the house with my 14 year old daughter. Can I sell it without his permission or do I have to have his permission. He has no job and is on benefits when he is not in prison.

thanks Carol.


If he's not on the mortgage, nor on the title deeds, then to best of my knowledge you won't require his actual signature, however as you are still officially married, and he has contributed to the mortgage and household in the past, he may be entitled to some of the equity.

I would reccomend that you speak to your solicitor to check exactly what you can / cant do, and what if any claim your husband may be entitled to. If you don't have a solicitor, then let me know and I can arrange to put you in touch with one.



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