Does my partner have to live in the marital home until it is sold as he has been told by his solicitor that he must as living with me is not an option as this will mean that he will have to pay his wife the differenece between the value of the property when bought and the value of the house as of today???? His wife is not aware he is staying here as he did not disclose this information in the attempt to protect me.
It is advantageous for him to stay in the former matrimonial home for a number of reasons.
However, unless he has had a short marriage (up to 2 or 3 years) and his wife owned the house before they were married, I can't imagine why he would have to pay his wife the difference between the purchase and sale price of the house.
I might be wrong, so hopefully someone will correct me.