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01 Aug 22 #519727 by Kashi
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Hi,

My wife has actually moved out last week into a rental property within her own will. Before she moves out , we agreed verbally that I will pay the full mortgage as of now and the mortgage will be taken on my bank account. The next day she said she needs to contact her solicitor as she needs to know what are the consequences for stopping to pay the mortgage, which in my opinion should have been dealt before she moved out.
There are no agreement about the children, the 17 year old is living with her at the moment and the 14 year old is with me. I respect her decision of moving out and told her she can come to the FMH as the door will always be open for her.
She has kept the keys of the house and she has been coming in & out regularly.
In terms of privacy can I ask her to leave the keys and let me know when she intends to come or can she come whenever she wants to whether I am here or not. I do not want any bitterness between us but she left the MFH on her own. Is there any law which says she should the keys and let me know when she intends to come in the MFH?.

Thank you

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03 Aug 22 #519747 by hadenoughnow
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Is the house in joint names??

If yes, she has a right to live there and retain a key.

It would make sense to agree between you how you will manage the access/privacy issue. Maybe you can suggest she gives 24 hours notice of any visit just like a private landlord would?

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03 Aug 22 #519751 by Kashi
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Thanks for your reply. And yes the house house and the mortgage is in joint names. Also we are coming soon to the renewal of the mortgage. I suspect she will not agree to renew the mortgage and possibly for the sale.
I can get a mortgage on my own but only for the actual outstanding balance. I would like to keep the house for our children future and security.

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