(Closed) Need advice from legal bees – crappy, sticky situation with ex

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 17
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

codysgirl16:  I don’t have any advice since I’m not a lawyer (I am marrying one but he doesn’t do real estate law and we’re in another country) but I just wanted to say your ex sounds like the king of all jerks and I’m sorry you have to deal with this. Hopefully this can all be resolved soon and you can have him out of your life once and for all.

Post # 18
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a lawyer, but don’t do real estate. Glad that you’ve contacted one in your jurisdiction.  PP mentioned it briefly, but it needs reiterating: has there been a lease signed with these tenants? Have they been notified of the auction? Depending on your local law and the situation, these tenants may have a claim against you as the owner. You really do need to speak to a lawyer asap for your own protection. Good luck, OP.

Post # 19
437 posts
Helper bee

I was in a very similar situation!  I live in ontario though and ended up going to court to have a judge force the sale of the house.  (So many thousands of dollars later)

I wasn’t able to do anything about his renters other than MAKE SURE your home insurance company knows that he has  renters living there. My lawyer told me that my ex’s renters could destroy both of us if something ever happened to them because our home insurance wouldn’t cover people renting the house that they didn’t know about  

from my experience, just expect that every law that you think will protect or help you will not.  even though he is the low life bad guy, you will still be treated 50-50.  The sooner you can cut ties the better. 

NOTE TO EVERYONE: don’t buy a house with someone unless you’re engaged/married!  I learned that one the hard way 🙁 

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