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29 Jul 21 #517341 by ellablue
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Can my husband 38 years lock me out of the house ? The house is in his name. ,

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29 Jul 21 - 29 Jul 21 #517343 by rubytuesday
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No he can't - not without an appropriate court order that prevents you from using the family home. You have as much right as he does to live in your home.

As the house is in his name only, you need to register your home rights on the property, this will protect your interest in the property and your right to occupy, and prevent him from selling the house from underneath you. You can find find the form here - www.gov.uk/government/publications/notic...hts-registration-hr1

If he has locked you out, I suggest you contact your local police and ask them to attend while you "break into" your home if your spouse refuses to give you a key.
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01 Aug 21 #517352 by Josiejones
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Hi ellablue I have recently found myself in this position. Police refused to get involved as it was a civil matter. Whilst I knew I could "break in" every time I approached the property he would shout through the letter box that he was phoning the police, and then installed cctv. A solicitor wrote to him asking for a key....ignored. The only option left to me was an occupation order through the family court which in total cost about 1500. This was after a 21 year relationship and joint ownership of the home. Just wanted to share my practical experience of how this was resolved. Wishing you good luck

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