Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How much rent have you been paying and have you done any work on the house?
How much do you earn?
Is it a Market rent?
Yes you understood it correctly.
Did you do or not do anything based on the expectation that the house would eventually be yours?
How much is the current house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
When you say that you supported his mother do you mean by paying the rent or something else?
How long has your ex been earning £5,000 a week - and where is he putting it?
I am so sorry - you fell off my list and I was not aware that you had responded
One last issue - is that a Uk account and will he have spent it or accumulated it
I am afraid that you have no claim on the house despite the promises since you paid a reduced rent - and because it was clear from the start that his mother was prone to changing her mind
However there is still the possibility of a claim on your ex based on the fact that you have supported him over the years and on that basis it is reasonable for you to make a claim on the income you have helped put him into a position to claim.
It is the basis of the McFarlane and Parlour cases
Alternatively it could be viewed as a lump sum payable by installments
I am sorry not to be able to be more positive - please ask if you need further details
In fact your claim on your ex is very limited given the fact there are no children, no capital assets and you earn your own good income.
It is only the fact of your (limited) housing needs coupled with the fact that he has capital in the form of savings which mean that you can make any claim at all
You should ask for say £20,000 payable in installments
You can ask for the costs of the divorce