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I have owned the property since Aug 2004. We married in July 2010 but co habited with me from Aug 2004. She has never paid a penny to the mortgage or any significant bills nor could she prove this
We have 2 children aged 6 and 8.
I was sent a B94-1 "notice of an application for a home rights notice" shortly after she left from the land registry
There is approximately 94k of equity in the home. The outstanding mortgage was 39k at the time my ex left but that now stands at about 35k after the 18 months of mortgage repayments I have made since she left.
There are no other assests.
I have debts of around 10k, not sure about her situation, although she has moved house 3 times and changed her car twice since seperation.
My income is 41k in full time employment and I pay over the amount in maintanence that the CSA calculator gives for my 2 children.
I had a house prior to us co habiting which brought 70k of equity into the current property which became the marital home.
I have no idea of my ex wifes income but can say that she has had 4 different jobs since seperation. She does not appear to be living in any financial difficulties.
Also of note I allowed her to take whatever she wanted from the marital home when she left and stayed away while she emptied the house! I was advised to calculate a total for the items she took by a solicitor at the time and this was a few pounds short of 10k.
she is in a private rented 3 bed home
my question is about the rights of a term cohabiting