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I have been living in a house with my partner for 8 months the relationship has broken down after she physically attacked me. Her name is ***** ***** title of the house but not the mortgage and she has not contributed anything towards the costs or bills. I have now asked her to leave but she refuses. Where do i stand?
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Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Good morning I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. Is your name on title to the home as well or just the mortgage? Also, were the police called after the attack?

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my name is ***** ***** title and the only name on the mortgage. I did not call the police at the time but have kept all photos
Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Thank you. The issue is that with your partners name being on title, she has just as much of a legal right and interest to the home as you. Being on the mortgage is just an obligation to pay, so now you would need to proceed through the court to get relief, if she refuses to move and may need to go so far as sell the home. If she refuses to pay for anything, it would fall on you and then you would have to sue her to try and recover those contributions, if there was an agreement to share in them. I asked about calling the police, because if there was domestic violence, she could have been arrested and charged and a no contact order could have been put in place, which would have prevented her from returning, until this was resolved. Right now, it would be hard to get her out since she is an owner and while you could sue her for money, it would not require her to vacate, which is why I said the last resort, may be a forced sale of the home.

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