Can my ex move her bf in when house is joint owned?

Char1
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edited 11 October 2022 at 10:16AM in Marriage, relationships & families
Hi
Can she? 
Does she have to get my permission? 
Tia

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  • Scorpio33
    Scorpio33 Posts: 745
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    If she is still on the deeds, technically, she still owns the house and can move back in at any time. 

    However, much of what can happen depends on if they own it as joint tenants (ie: they both own it) or tenants in common (ie: they both have a share of it).
  • Char1
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    That I am unsure of. 
    They own the house but it has a mortgage on it (again in joint names) 
    We want to go ahead and me move in but I am concerned of problems in the future 
  • TBagpuss
    TBagpuss Posts: 11,198
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    You seem a bit confused as to whether it is your ex moving her partner in, or your current partner moving you into a house they own with their ex.

    However, the short answer is that yes, if they are living in the hosue and want to move their partner in they can, even of the house is still jointly owned.

    However, the fact that the partner is clearly cohabing would be relevant to any divorce settlement and onbisouly it can inflame an alredy tense situation.

    IF the non-resident owner is still contributing to the mortgage or other outgoings I would expect them to stop if a new partner is moved in.
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  • pinkshoes
    pinkshoes Posts: 20,005
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    I'm confused.

    You say "Can my ex move her bf in" then "they own the house" then "we want to go ahead and move me in".

    Which is it? Who owns the house?

    So is it your partner who owns the house with their ex, and you want to move in? If your partner owns the house, you can move in. If their ex also moves in, then the ex can move in too. 

    You just need to be grown ups and have a civil conversation about it. 
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  • pickledonionspaceraider
    pickledonionspaceraider Posts: 2,698
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    edited 13 October 2022 at 11:29AM
    Wow.

    Bet you wish you hadn't asked OP.

    It seems perfectly obvious to me, the question you are asking

    Yes she can move them in - and no permission from you is needed


    With love, POSR <3
  • NBLondon
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    Wow.

    Bet you wish you hadn't asked OP.

    It seems perfectly obvious to me, the question you are asking

    Yes she can move them in - and no permission from you is needed


    You've answered the question in Post #1 but Post #3 causes the confusion.
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