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Beauty30 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:37:44

Hi everyone, I am very new to this platform and will really appreciate you any contribution from you guys.
I have been married to my ex for almost 15yrs with 3 kids but we have lived together for 7yrs and separated for the last 7years. I had to leave him and moved out of the house 7 yrs ago due to a very abusive marriage. He used to torture me mentally by calling me names and constantly reducing my self esteem to 0% and bully me in the presence of my kids. While we were together we had a joint tenancy council accommodation but when i left he was in arrears with his rent so I get calls about rent due and payments from council. This made me took my name off the tenancy.
I have been living privately for 7years while he has been living alone in a 3 bedroom house for 7 years but I just cannot do it anymore, it's just too much for me as he does not pay any maintenance for the kids. I want the council home back as i but without him in the house.

Can anyone help please.

rose69 Thu 08-Feb-18 00:50:15

Try your local council's housing department. Good luck

Pixiedust1973 Thu 08-Feb-18 00:58:57

I know someone who did this. Seek advice from council or CAB. It is possible!

Beauty30 Thu 08-Feb-18 19:13:28

Thanks 😊😊

fleshmarketclose Thu 08-Feb-18 19:19:24

Did you have a joint tenancy? If the house is in joint names you could discuss with the council terminating a joint tenancy with a view to you having the house under a single tenancy. If the council don't agree to you having the house under your single tenancy then you terminating a joint tenancy would see him evicted from the house if the council didn't agree that as a single person he needed a three bedroom house wink

Beauty30 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:07:47

@fleshmarketclose ......Well, it was a joint tenancy initially but it is now in his sole name. The council have informed me that they cannot terminate his tenancy that I will have to get a tenancy adjustment order from court before they could change the tenancy to my name.

I have spoken to a family lawyer who assured me that it is possible for the court to do that but it's very expensive... but I think I will just have to look for the cash and get him out of the house.

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