Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are/were you married to your partner?
-Are there any formal agreements/deed of trust/intentions regarding the property?
-Did you make any significant contributions to the property?
Hi, thank you for your question. There is no automatic right for the non-resident parent to provide housing to the resident parent for the benefit of the child. However, if you were unable in any way to obtain independent accommodation to meet the child's housing needs and he is able to afford to provide this, then you would be entitled to apply to court under the Children Act using Form A1 and a £255 court fee in order for him to provide financial assistance to meet the needs of the child until the child reaches a certain age - after which any property he has provided is returned to him. One test would be for you to demonstrate that you are not financially able to obtain independent accommodation yourself, either rented or owned accommodation for a court to consider him contributing towards this.
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