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  • CGT on house after separation with a delay on the sale

    Having separated, my Ex and son continued to live in a house that I owned until it was sold once my son was over 18, I had to live elsewhere after the separation (for obvious reasons), I had no income from the property, I was then renting and owned no other property. At the time of sale my solicitor didn't mention any CGT liability and I now have a letter stating that as I didn't live at the address I should have paid CGT on the sale value and as it was more than 30 days since completion I'd have penalties to pay on top.. Should I have been made aware, and should I be liable for CGT as I couldn't sell the property at the time of separation (when there would have no been no liability for CGT) due to my son needing a stable house to live in?