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I live in a council house and had a joint tenancy with my husband,he

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I live in a council house and had a joint tenancy with my husband,he left 11yrs ago and asked to come off the tenancy im now being told he cant come off is there anything i can do about it. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 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.
Who has told you he cannot be removed and what explanation have they given for the refusal
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They have said that its their policy and i cant have a tenancy of my own till i downsize

Carol

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I see thank you for that.
Has there been a divorce - if so when was the Decree Absolute issued?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

No we are still married

Carol

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

But he has asked to be removed twice

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Do you plan on there being a divorce?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

not really planning to as i feel im not ready to get married again would that make a difference if we were divorced?

Carol

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Would it make a difference if we were divorced?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
]My apologies for the delay.
Within divorce proceedings the court can order the transfer of the tenancy into your sole name , and the council will have to agree
I fear that this is the only way you will be able to achieve this if the Council will not agree
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

Sorry but how long would a divorce take and cost?

Carol

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
A divorce usually takes between six and eight months.
The court fees are £450
The Consent order will cost about £200
Clare
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