Hello all. Hope you are keeping well and safe during these troubling times.
I'm a newbie in desperate need of advice.
About 10 years ago we bought a husk of a house with barn attached in Cruese. We lived there and renovated the house before returning to UK. 2 years ago the Mairie decided that the barn was in danger of falling into the road and after being unable to contact us pulled the barn down. He now wants €40 k euros from my husband for the costs, but currently does not have our contact details. My husband has been declared bankrupt and is very ill. We do not have the money. I dont want to further upset/stress my hubby about it so thought I would try and find out some info on the QT. Does anyone know our options? I want to settle my bill with the Marie but fear getting in touch with him will provoke unwanted action on his part. Can he insist on selling the house at a low price just to get back his costs ie. €40k? Ideally I would like to agree to pay him back if I sell, or over time if I rent - or perhaps I can legally sell a part share in the house to raise the cash? I appreciate that selling property is challenging at present of course.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any advice, or suggestions of where I can find relevant information would be appreciated. Thanks :)