My partner and I have recently split. We were living in rented accommodation (neither of us live there now) and the bills were in my name, he is saying that as they were in my name alone he is not responsible for paying half towards any outstanding gas and water bills, could you confirm is this is the case before I try and take it any further please?
Also, after we lived in the property we rented, for a short period we both lived in a house which I bought in my name, if my ex partner has proof that they paid towards solicitors fees does this mean that they are entitled to any equity etc from my house?
Thank you for your response.
There was no agreement with him about the bills, we had a joint account which I paid £450 per month into and he paid £350 per month into. All bill payments came out of this account but the bills were in his name.
To the purchase of the house he paid nothing towards the purchase costs, I am in the process of double checking but I believe the deposit came out of my personal account and the solicitors fees (of £750) came (I believe) out of the joint account but possibly out of his account.
I'm so sorry I mis typed, they were in my name, I paid the 450 and he the 350 into the joint account
If both putting money into the joint account implies this then I suppose yes.
Thanks for your response, could you just clarify what you mean with regards ***** ***** solicitors bill part, I don't quite understand.
That does make more sense, so in essence just pay him half the conveyancing fees even though he hasn't asked and knock it off what I'm asking for for the utility bills just to have in essence a full and final settlement and closure?