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Hi, I'm Lea
What problems are you having? Do you want to separate? Would you rather stay in rented accommodation?
Please read the following:
If you don't want to stay in the relationship long term it clearly doesn't make sense to get yourself tied into a mortgage that neither one of you can afford on your own.
If you owned a house and separated and divorced, the court would decide on what would happen to the house if you could not decide or agree between the two of you or with the help of a mediator. The court would start with each party owning 50/50 of the marital assets, and would aim to make a clean break between you - especially if there was insufficient funds for one of you to remain in the house but for the other to be rehoused elsewhere. So the likelihood is the house would be sold.
If you chose not to go to divorce but separated, then neither one of you could stop the other living in the property without a court order.
Can you not see my response at 12:06 opm above?
You mean help for rehousing? That would depend on what profit you had available from the sale of the house as you would be expected to use that to rehouse yourself, even in a private rental. If there was no profit, you might be eligible for social housing and be able to join the council housing list. Most councils have VERY long waiting lists for council properties (years) so it is likely you would be rehoused in a privately rented property.
If you do not have enough income to pay rent, then you would likely qualify for some benefits to help pay the rent, e.g. housing benefit/universal credit.
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You can check what your entitlement might be by using a benefits calculator. This one is particularly good because once you fill it in and it assesses what you might be entitled to, it also tells you how to start a claim: https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou
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