My partner of 20 years left me 3 years ago. We have 2 children aged 7 and 10 now. I paid the mortgage and her debts off in full and took us all on a big family holiday with my redundancy money. We were never married. She told me she was leaving me once the final paper work had gone through on the house confirming it was paid in full. She admitted she'd been sleeping around for years. She's been living there 3 years so far for free. Can I force sale of the house? Or charge her rent for my half of the property? Or shall I just move back in? What is the legal position on this? She has been approved for a mortgage to buy me out, which will then give me a deposit to buy a home for myself and a proper second home for my boys, as I currently live back at my mums and there is no space. She's now decided she doesn't want too buy me out and has told me there is nothing I can do. Any advice please?
Ah yes sorry I see what you mean. She decided she'd move out and find a flat. I temporarily left to let her pack etc. She then decided to stay put and refused to leave. The house is in joint names and paid in full.