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4 bedroom house, 6 bedroom house(5 Posts)
We live in a 4 bed dorma bungalow which also has 2 attic style rooms with a separate staircase over the garage. Stbxh has today moved above the garage as he insists that we live in a 6 bed house and the court won't make him pay for me and 2 dc to live in a 6 bed house. Estate agents and council list it as a 4 bed. I can JUST stand in the centre of the rooms but they have sloping walls so I can't walk around, rent them out, use them for much. Prior to splitting up 1 was his office and the other an emergency spare room + my office - it does have a bed in it.
Will it go in his favour on the division and payout?
The house is valued at 350k, took 4 yrs to sell (when we bought it), needs some decorating ( wall paper hanging off the walls in a semi stripped way), shower broken in my bathroom so need a new one. New build 3 bed bungalow going for 300 kish in the village.
Does the 4 bed-6 bed thing make a difference?
It's worth what someone will pay for it. If you can downsize and reduce the mortgage /free up capital, a Court will order that but £50K is probably not worth selling for.
It doesn't matter how many bedrooms it has, what matters is the value.
* I can JUST stand in the centre of the rooms but they have sloping walls so I can't walk around, rent them out, use them for much.*
^Those attic rooms won’t pass building regulations therefore you have a 4 bed not a 6 bed.
That's what I thought but he's hung up on the idea that it has 6 rooms. I argued that I could stick a bed in every room in the house and make it a 10 bed house - f#****g ridiculous I know but desperate times....
Those rooms are not bedrooms unless they are compliant with building regulations. This means they have suitable staircases and fire protection etc which is accepted by building control. Any estate agent will refuse to market it as a 6 bedroom house unless it is compliant as they will be breaking the law describing it as such. If in doubt ask the local building inspector!
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