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My name is ***** ***** I specialise in family law. I’m happy to assist you today and I appreciate that is is important that you find a resolution as soon as possible.
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Can I check - are you married?
Has your partner contributed towards the value of the house, or improved the house in any way?
Did you own the house before they moved in?
Are you asking whether they have any rights to the property itself?
Absolutely - I think this is a good idea.
If he has contributed to the property through renovations, he may have a claim. If you have paid him back this amount, then simply him living there and paying some of the bills would not give him an automatic right to claim on your property as a co-habitee.
It's generally only contributions towards the property itself that give rise to a claim, particularly given the fact you owned it prior to him moving in.
Can I clarify anything further for you today about this?
Yes you can do this between you, and if you make a document that you both sign, as long as you keep a copy then you should be protected in the event of a dispute. You don't need to run this past a solicitor.
I hope that this answers your final questions about this today?
Of course, happy to help. Well no, none of this money is going towards the house itself or being invested in the property.
So he's not investing in the capital of the property and doesn't have a claim on it by simply contributing towards living expenses.
Hopefully that has cleared the last part up for you.
Thank you for your enquiry today. I am happy to answer follow-up questions - please do get in touch with requests for extra information or further queries and I will do my best to help you.
Very happy to have helped. Take care.