Yes the property is in joint names but the mortgage is paid by me.
\"This would be by way of an occupation order or undertaking to the court.\"
Do you mean me applying for an occupation order or them giving an undertaking to the court?
I was under the impression that given my spouse has been out of UK for 8 months, they cannot falsely allege any wrong behaviour against me to evict me or get an occupation order to stay. The property has 2 rooms.
No my ex was meant to be back but postponed due to Covid. Just recently applied for divorce last month.
You can equally apply for an occupation order but the bar for getting one is pretty high. Success is more likely if there is a documented history of dv for example. The matter may be settled with a voluntary undertaking rather than an order.
First step would be to establish his actual intentions. He may just be winding you up.
Your best bet is to get moving on a financial settlement ASAP.