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Landlord renting to brother, spouse divorcing

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19 Sep 22 #520014 by woodywood11
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Hi,

I own a property (in my sole name) which I rent out to my brother on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (England) which I have done for the last 4 years. My brother's spouse and children live there as permitted occupiers. They have been married for 9 years.

Unfortunately my brother's spouse is looking to divorces him (it is sill early days).

Although still early days, my concern is that my property will be at risk from being included into the marital pot, even though I charge rent, pay for mortgage, insurance, bills, maintenance, gas safety etc. Basically all the responsibilities you'd except from a landlord. Admittedly I have perhaps been more charitable with my brother compared to say a non family member, for example, the tenancy is in rent arrears and I did not tale a deposit, but the notion could be somewhat subjective.

The question - is my property at risk, despite the efforts that can be demonstrated as a Landlord?

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26 Sep 22 #520054 by rubytuesday
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Your property is owned by you, not your brother and isn't part of the marital pot.

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