I''m seperated but still live in the MH. Its not great but it will change soon. We own the property and it has no Mortgage however my name is not on the deeds, in fact my name isn''t on anything really.
If she changes the locks while I''m at work how do I stand legally.
And what actions should I take. I''m asking this because things are starting to get heated and I suspect this is her next move.
We have been married for 13 years and have one child who is 12.
Thank you for your help.
If she changes the locks, it could be difficult. Make sure you have proof of residence (polling card, utility bill) with you at all times as you may need it to regain access via a locksmith.
The most important thing is that you register your claim to the property via the land registry. You automatically have this right as you are married to the legal owner and have lived in the property. Don''t worry about not being on the mortgage either - once married, what''s hers is yours and vice versa in a court of law.
Should she change the locks though you would need to think carefully about your course of action. It would be easy in the heat of the moment for either of you to say or do something silly that could have long-term implications.
First you should register your home rights with the Land Registry.
Whether your name is on the deeds or not does not matter, this is a marital home and as such you have a right to live there. If she changes the locks while you''re out then you can legally gain entry by breaking a window or any other action you see fit.
Hi same thing happened to me fill a HR1 form off the land registry website. Once completed and accepted you have legal rights. Even if she calls the police, without the HR1 you can''t do anything. home rights - application