the living together question is a toughy to be honest, he very rarely spends every night here and is rarely here on a weekend, we got married in 2006 and because we are both middle aged (I'm 45 now and Steve is over 50) we each had our own properties and still do.
I suppose he moved in about 5 - 6 years ago but as I say, he doesn't stay here 100% of the time.
I wasn't planning on divorcing him if I don't have to - its not that I don't love him, but living with him is extremely difficult and I just want to ensure that he can't pull something if and when a sale goes through.
I did want to add though, that when I re-mortgaged this property about 2 years ago, he signed the Occupier's Consent and my mortgage broker has said that this means he has waived his right to live in the house in the event that I do sell - does this help?
I've no idea how much his properties are worth but the valuer said mine was worth £100k.
no, his are worth a lot more than mine. I have never seen most of them but he has a 4 bedroomed house in the Briar Hill area of Northampton which his ex is currently living in (albeit she is being evicted and I think it is only just on the positive side of the equity balance), he has a 50% ownership of his parents' house which is a listed building somewhere in Norfolk, he has a beach house which he currently rents out on the Snettisham coast and he has a dormer bungalow in Watton which is where he lives when not here.
But as I say, I don't plan on divorcing him unless I have no choice - all I really need to know is can he stop the sale if he decides to get awkward about it.
So let me get this straight - despite the fact that this is only the matrimonial home because he moved in with me and not the other way around, and the fact that he has never spent a single 7 day stretch here let alone a month, he is not on the electoral role here because he refused, he pays Council Tax both here and somewhere else - he has managed to gain Matrimonial Home Rights?? I expected him to have those rights over any new property that I buy (again all on my own with him standing on the sidelines offering 'assistance').... seems slightly unfair.
But thank you for your help.