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SOLOMUMMY
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You’re both liable for the mortgage. However if you expect him to not reside in the house he’s paying for you and to have expense of finding alternative accommodation, then you  need to decide what’s more important, maintenance or mortgage as many would struggle to pay say 15% maintenance plus mortgage contribution and I think being fair is also appropriate. You can argue what’s morally right etc but legally he only has to pay the maintenance, if you go via cms to enforce this, which I imagine is much lower than the mortgage. Plus would risk your home and credit record.

longer term he’s required to only pay for his accommodation not subsidise yours so I understand his current frustration and he’s right to expect you to cover all household bills. Etc.