The house was put in his sole name in 2004, but with a declaration of trust to protect my interest (I owned it with the previous partner). When we split in 2010, i ran the property for a year, collecting the rents and paying the utilites, it was my only income, but he decided in Nov 11 that he would start taking the rents and he threatened the tenants with eviction if they paid me, and as the owner and landlord, (HMO license in his name), they were to pay him. He made things very difficult when i went there to carry on collecting rents so when the tenants said they were going to pay him, i had to stay away. I asked the electric company to take the account out of my name and put it in his, as he would be responsible for the bill now, the account was in my name and was being paid by direct debit, after a lot of arguing with them, they agreed to take my name off the account from 5th Dec 11.
He had the house and all the rents for 10 months, we went to court in August and I got given the house, and was to take over on 1st October 12. I then rang the Utility Warehouse to say i was taking over again, and presumably they realised he had run up a large bill throughout that year, and as he wouldnt pay it, they wanted to put me back on the account so I would be responsible too. He showed them the declaration of trust, and they decided i was a joint owner, and liable for half the debt with him. He had had the money from the tenants and not paid them enough, it is his debt, he is also doing the same thing with the water company, and after several threatening letters from me, they have took my name off and said its his debt, owever the electric company wont, and they are sending bailiffs now, who want to come into the house and disconnect the electric. There is children in the house, and a pregnant woman!!