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Advice needed re housing

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NickRobinsonsloveslave Mon 30-May-11 15:11:29

Mortgage on home is horrendous but DH can afford to pay it.
I could not though as aSAHM, so would have to move out.
If I contact social housing, will they rehouse me and 3DCs and could we claim benefits to help pay the rent?
I don't see the point in forcing DH to sell the house as it's in his name anyway and it's not like I could afford for me and DCs to stay there even if DH did move out.
So if he stayed in the house, paid the mortgage, etc, would he be expected to pay rent on social housing for me and DCs?
Obviously I would expect him to contribute to upkeep of DCs, but not sure if we would be able to claim any benefits. When all 3 are at school full time then I would look for a job to support ourselves, but that won't be until September 2012.
I don't know if this post makes any sense but if it does any advice would be appreciated.

GypsyMoth Mon 30-May-11 20:17:26

on what basis would you be a priority? short answer is you arent. but you could go on the list with everyone else

NickRobinsonsloveslave Mon 30-May-11 21:33:07

That is what I meant...did not intend to 'queue jump', just wanted to know where we would stand legally.

crystalglasses Mon 30-May-11 21:43:05

You definitely shouldn't move out as it is your home and you would be making yourself intentionally homeless. You would be a priority if you and the children were homeless because you were forced to go (eg to a refuge)but that's not going to happen is it?
You need to take proper housing advice from a CAB or Housing Aid centre, if they still exist. However I think your best bet is to stay put and get your dh to move out. You are all his dependents as you don't work outside the home, and I believe he would have to financially support you all.

cestlavielife Tue 31-May-11 13:15:42

if you married it is marital asset so both of yours right?

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