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May I clarify that your husband and his ex partner were never married please?
Are there any court orders or CSA agreements in place regarding maintenance?
My husband and ex partner were never married and there are no court orders or CSA agreements in place regarding maintenance.
Thank you. Did his ex put any capital of any kind into the property?
The starting point based on what you say is that his ex will not be entitled to any share of the property and but for their child would have to move out. However because they have a child together in the event that your husband were to ask her to leave she could apply to the court for an order schedule 1 of the Childrens Act for maintenance until their daughter reaches 18 or leaves full time education, whichever is the later.
Maintenance could include but would not be guaranteed to include a right to continue to live in the property
Once their daughter reaches the age of 18 she can no longer apply under the Childrens Act but his daughter still could in her own right if she intends to go on to further education but this would be for financial support for her further education.
Accordingly as their daughter is almost 18 if your husband wants the property back, he may give consideration to serving notice on his ex after his daughter reaches 18 that he requires possession of the property back after his daughter leaves full time education and assuming he knows when this will be, naming the date he requires possession at some point after that.
OK Joshua thank you very much for your advice.
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