Hi. My soon to be ex wife (waiting for absolute) has moved out of the FMH on her own accord with the children. I dont live in the FMH but am paying the mortgage on it. So at the moment the house is empty. She has now moved into a rental property claiming housing benefit! Is she allowed to do this as she did have a place to live and wasnt forced out of the house at all.
The house is in joint names and there will be negative equity involved. At the moment she is refusing to sell as she wants to rent the house out. Her new partner is in the property game!!!! I wish to get rid of the house asap as now my CSA payments look as though they may go up seeing as the children are not living under the roof that the mortgage is being paid for.
Also, she is claiming I kicked her out of the house and stopped paying the mortgage to declare herself homeless. None of which is true and still paying the mortgage for an empty house. She has joint ownership of the property and on the deeds yet she is claiming full housing benefit whilst living with her new partner who works full time. She also told me she claims no job seekers allowance yet has managed the last 2 years without a job and no income!! Is this possible that she can claim housing benefit when it was her that voluntarily moved out of the house she doesnt contribute to?
How do you know that she is telling you the truth?
I left my stbx, marital home in joint names, moved into rented property with new partner. Marital home is for sale with decent equity for both parties but isn't selling after 2+ years. My new partner lost his job and we can claim housing benefit, they know i have part ownership of a house and that the equity is tied up in it until sold and settled.
Her new partner may be on a low income and that's how she gets housing benefit but I don't know to be honest.