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Clare, Family Solicitor
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mY partner and myself are splitting up. I own the property,

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mY partner and myself are splitting up. I own the property, my name is ***** ***** deeds. Financially, his name is ***** ***** any documentation. I have said that if he does not leave by the date i've set, i will go. I will continue to pay bills and mortage.
My question is, are there any problems that I incurr by leaving the home
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Why is the property in your sole name?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The house is worth about £210,000 and theres about 30,000 outstanding on the mortgage.

The property is in my sole name because: in 1984 the same partner and I brought our first house in joint names. I paid my partner my half of the mortgage. Within the first year we had a repossession order on the property. He had not paid the mortgage at all. I took out a mortgage solely in my own name on the same property and my partner was happy for this to go ahead. My partner has never had a regular income and has never contributed towards the mortgage.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How long have you lived together?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

since 1984, we have 1 daughter who is 22 and at university

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Did you ever promise that you held the property for both of you?
hHave you discussed him receiving a share of the equity?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No. When I took the initial property over he signed all of it over to me and is not asking for any money from the house. I have offered him £5,000 on leaving and a further £5,000 later on. I have told him that I do not want to sell the house.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
In that case you shoudl give your ex 28 days written notice to leave the property
At the end of that time you can wait until he goes out and change the locks - then pack his belongings up for collection
If you would prefer to leave then there is no risk - but it will be harder to force him out -
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you so much for the final response.

As long as if I go, he does not have any entitlement to the house and I loose it.

Again thanks

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
No you do not loose t - but it will be harder to get your ex to leave
Clare
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