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I have lived with a man for 20 years, between us we own a house

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I have lived with a man for 20 years, between us we own a house together, we have a 15yr old son, hes now having an affair and is away a lot with her. He refuses to leave the house.

I'm frightened of losing a roof over my & my sons head, Can I get him to leave or can he force me to sell, I have no income & no job, I'm 50 yrs old.
Hi

Thanks for your patience.

I’m afraid that if you are both on the title to the property then you each have a right of access which neither can deny the other unless there is a court order stating one should not have access, this court order would result from either criminal or civil proceedings.

You would not be able to enforce his eviction unfortunately.

If you cannots work things out then he would be at liberty to apply for a court order to attempt to force the sale of the property. However, your child is living at the property and he is the father then the Court is not likely to order the sale immediately unless it is plainly obvious that you can afford alternative accommodation. Once the child is an adult then it is more likely that they would order the sale.

I am sorry I could not have better news for you


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What would happen if I packed up his belongings, put them outside and changed locks.

Hi,

That would not be a good idea. It woudl be an illegal eviction, this means that he could hire a locksmith, change the locks back and sue you for money, plus legal fees + interest.

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