I’m still living with my stbx, I’m looking at buying him out and taking on the mortgage but to do this I need to show 3 months of what I will be receiving in benefits and maintenance. As we still live together he doesn’t pay maintenance as we share bills etc and i can’t claim for child benefit etc because we dont qualify both living together. It feels like the chicken and the egg and I dont know how to proceed. Any ideas? Thanks, x
Hi, I received Universal Credit whilst I was still living with my ex. I was then able to get a mortgage using the money I was entitled to from my share of the house (joint mortgage) as a deposit. Good luck.