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17 Sep 12 #356380 by berkshireman
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I see most of the enquiries on here are about people stopping their exes taking the furniture. My situation is kind of the opposite.

I bought a house with a friend and I moved out to live with my now wife. The friend has abandoned the property and stopped paying her half of the mortgage.
As a result I have moved back in and taken over full financial responsibility. However she has 2 beds and some bedroom furniture here still and is refusing to take it away however there just isn''t the room for all of her furniture and mine.

Am I (legally) allowed to say you need to take away the furniture in X amount of time or it will be removed and dispossed of?

I really need advice on this, please don''t say "do it and see what happens" or "do it and let her find out the ramifications".

She is heavily pregnant and easy to fly off the handle. The last thing I need is her going crazy. I want to keep this as peaceful as possible and do it by the book.

thanks

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17 Sep 12 #356396 by minxy1912
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contact your local council,they should be able to advise you on this one,but i THINK you need to give her a year to claim her stuff and prove you have put it in writing.

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17 Sep 12 #356401 by WhiteRose
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If she''s heavily pregnant she may not be able to move the things herself.

Could you ask her if she still wants the stuff, could you get someone to help move the stuff to where she wants it?

I know its more hassle for you and a bit of work, but she may just not have the muscle-power at the moment to get the stuff out.

You haven''t mentioned if you are still on fairly good/civil terms?

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17 Sep 12 #356428 by hadenoughnow
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You say you have taken on the financial responsibility - but has the property actually been transferred into your sole name? If it has not and it is still in joint names, you may be storing up problems for later.

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18 Sep 12 #356560 by berkshireman
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Hi there,

Obviously I am not expecting her to do the actual moving. I would be more than happy to hire a van and move the stuff to where ever it needs to go as long as it is not cluttering up the house.

It is a 2 bed property and both rooms have a divan bed in them which she tells me I am not allowed to use so at present am sleeping on the floor of the living room!

Our friendship has pretty much broken down because she hates my wife (but she doesn''t know why or wont say why)

The mortgage is still in joint names at present and won''t be transfered until January.

I can''t move at the moment and all this stuff is causing severe hazards (trip, fire etc) and something needs to be done.

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18 Sep 12 #356608 by hadenoughnow
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Transferring the mortgage to your sole name will not automatically confer full ownership of the property to you if that too is in joint names. For that you need a TR1.

If the house stays in joint names, she would have every right to claim her half further down the line - and you would have an expensive court battle on your hands to protect your investment.

If the house is in joint names then she has every right to keep her stuff there.

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19 Sep 12 #356669 by berkshireman
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hadenoughnow wrote:

Transferring the mortgage to your sole name will not automatically confer full ownership of the property to you if that too is in joint names. For that you need a TR1.

If the house stays in joint names, she would have every right to claim her half further down the line - and you would have an expensive court battle on your hands to protect your investment.

If the house is in joint names then she has every right to keep her stuff there.

Hadenoughnow


What is your source on this? I don''t need advice on the mortgage side of that, I am well aware of all that needs to be done on that side and there is no issues there.

What I need to know is how is someone allowed to use an entire house as storage to the detrement of the person living there forcing them to sleep on the floor and have all of their stuff in storage because there is no space for it in their home?

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