My husband left two weeks ago. Our marriage was awful so as much as I was shocked a little I am not upset that he has gone.
The problem is we rented our home and now I want to take over paying the rent. My ex never contributed to the rent anyway – I paid using child maintenance, my wages, benefits etc. I have emailed the lettings agents and they said they will inform the landlord.
I’m petrified we will be asked to leave.
No – i don’t think so. But the tenancy agreement will need to be changed and him taken off of it. They may feel a single mother is more of a risk to rent to then a couple, or someone with a better income.
They are only people and there’s no law about that, so-if necc- do your best to explain that you were any way in charge of paying the rent.If they question you, if you could back yourself up with bank statements or payslips to prove you can pay that might be even better.But until a tenant fails to pay rent,I don’t think it would be any issue.If you are still worried perhaps you could ask Citizens Advice Bureau if its legal to treat you like that.
I am in the same position as you, except I am not married. I want to stay in my place I rent to give my daughter stability. I am also the main bread winner so very interested to see what your outcome is. I haven’t notified my landlord yet and am petrified that the landlord will not agree for the tenancy to be in my name only.
I’d register with the council, get on the list! I was paying £1000 per month to a private landlord for a two bed flat for me and my 3 children (1 boy / two girls), I was desperate for a 3 bed but in our area it would cost a minimum of £1600, plus a 6 week deposit etc. Most of the flats in the block I was living in were housing association anyway. So I applied and 6 months later I moved into a 3 bed house, needed a bit of work but the area is ok and I now pay £560 per month to the same housing association! I got an old house but there are lots of new housing association houses all the time in our area at least. Worth a shot at least!
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