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What consent do I need from my spouse/partner in order to sell my house?

The Property Buying Company is the right choice if you're looking for speed, convenience and assurance,

You can only sell your house without consent from your spouse (this includes civil partnerships) if they are not joint owners. If you are the only person named on the official copies or title deeds for the property then you are the sole owner. This means you can sell, rent out or re-mortgage the property without your spouse’s permission.

There is a difference between being named on the mortgage and named on the title deeds. Being named on a mortgage means you have a responsibility for making payments, but does not automatically mean you’re a joint owner. Know the difference and where you stand before rushing into any action.


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Your spouse may apply for home rights in order to gain permission to stay within the property, even if they aren’t joint owners. If they apply for this then the Land Registry will contact you to let you know. You will need to seek legal advice if this happens.

If your spouse has paid towards the mortgage, any home improvements or construction work on the property then they can apply for an occupation order to remain living at the property. They will have to use a solicitor for this and it could go to court. The court will recognise that they have an established interest in the property and could be entitled to a share in its value when it’s sold. This is quite a complex area so legal advice is recommended.

If you have joint ownership of a property then you cannot sell without your spouse’s permission. You can offer to buy their share of the property, but get an independent valuation to ensure a fair price is set. This will depend on whether you’re eligible for a mortgage for that amount or not. If your spouse refuses to cooperate, then you will need to begin an action of division and sale in court. This takes a lot of control out of your hands and gives it to the court which means you may still not get the outcome you hoped for.

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly for a cash sum, and are the sole owner of the property, then get in touch today. We can take the hassle out of your property sale and all legal fees are included.

To find out how we can help you today, call us on:

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    Exchange contracts & complete as usual

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4.82 Average

380 Reviews

roy

Circumstances dictated that I sell my two properties (one left due to bereavement) very quickly,as could not wait for traditional estate agent sale. I must say that the support and professionalism of this company is second to none (mention must go to Jo/Dan/Amy/Fiona-in order of when I contacted them). Did not quite get what I wanted but nevertheless cannot fault the way they handled the purchase process and all things considered am very satisfied.-MANY thanks to you all. Roy and Lyn

Posted 1 day ago

dear

Great company to work with, efficient. Justine Middleton was especially helpful. Thanks from the team at Goodchilds Estate Agents

Posted 2 days ago

Anonymous

I am delighted that I asked The Property Buying Company to purchase my flat. From acknowledging the contract to completion, everyone with whom I was in contact was professional and helpful, while remaining very friendly. Calls and emails were attended to promptly.

Posted 3 days ago

30 Otley Way

Fantastic experience with Justine and her team. Made the whole process very easy from start to finish.

Posted 4 days ago

45 ELmgrove

Very helpful in a complicated situation!

Posted 4 days ago

Why sell your house to us?

We’re one of the leading buyers of residential/commercial property and land in England and Wales. We buy using our own cash facility meaning we can offer the best prices in our industry and complete the sale quicker than anyone else.

Your options Average sale length Typical cost to you
The Property Buying Company 2-3 weeks £0.00
Other House Buying Companies 2-10 weeks £1000
Property Auction 6-10 weeks £2500-£5000
Online Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £1000(upfront)-£5000
Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £5000

Unlike most of the other options available to you, we are not a broker or middle man, meaning you skip the fees and get a sale quickly and easily.

The Property Buying Company is registered with the Property Ombudsman and is a member of the National Association of Property Buyers

National Association of Property Buyers The Property Ombudsman
500+

Properties bought by us for cash in
the last 2 years

£61,554,000

Of our own money spent buying
property for cash

2-3 weeks

Average time taken from initial offer
to completion