How can divorcing parties speed up property sales during COVID-19?

Alexandra Hirst, associate & Edward Allan, senior associate, Boodle Hatfield, 02/06/2020

It is said that the housing market is driven by divorce, death and destitution. On a divorce, property is often at the centre of the dispute relating to the couple’s finances and how these should be divided to enable each party to move on with their separate lives.

Indeed, a great number of financial settlements are structured around what is going to happen to what is often the main asset.

The housing market has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has complicated matters for separating spouses dealing with an already difficult time in their lives.

Indeed, uncertainty as to what might be...

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