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29 Aug 12 #352564 by thornycroft
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We have a joinr mortgage. I want to leave and rent but what happens to my half of the mortgage ? Is he equally responsible for my rent costs ? Can I repay once house is sold?

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29 Aug 12 #352566 by rubytuesday
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Welcome to Wikivorce.

As it is a joint mortgage, you re both responsible for ensuring payments are met and kept up to date.

He wouldn''t be responsible for your rental costs, esp if he is left with paying the mortgage on his own.

The usual advice is to not leave the home (unless it is a question of personal safety).

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