I have just ended our marriage in September and he has moved to his mum’s. I am living in our house we jointly own and have a mortgage on. The house has been agreed to be put on the market for sale in january so our daughters aged 3 and 5 enjoy christmas. My ex husband is now saying he shouldn’t be paying anything towards the house because he doesn’t live there and only be giving me £60 per week for maintenance. That’s it. Nothing for childcare. I have had tax credits stopped and a new claim for universal credit so I’m getting no help. Our energy bill is in debit from before he left. We have house, life bad pet insurance to pay. What should he have to do tribute? Thanks
I couldn’t be bothered to ask for help with insurance and utilities and paid them myself. I worked full time so it was OK as I has a well paid job but now I’m part time at another company. Ex sold house to me as I wanted to stay in it. It was hard but it was the best decision and although our coffers are low at times we are happy and feel safe content and snug!
As kathymumofone states, you just need to contact the council tax office to gain a 25% discount and tell then the date he left. They’ll reimburse you. He is jointly responsible for the mortgage payments, if he’s awkward then you could speak the mortgage company and see what they suggest i.e. going interest only for a short time or taking a payment holiday? Just call them and see what they come up with