Other half is moving in, how much rent should I charge?
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It's a new relationship and the question is what's the most I can charge without them having a claim on my property if it all goes west?
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You are saving money by paying 50% if you have a TV licence, broadband, unmetered water.
Also an extra 25% on the council tax.
However, practically, you may want to agree between you a fair split, based on earning power, current financial commitments, and childcare (if relevant).
My other half moved in June 2022, we agreed that she will pay me for 50% of the bills after she moves in, which includes food, but excludes the mortgage. Both happy that if it goes wrong, she doesn't get any of the house. Things may change in the future and we may get married at some point which will obviously change things.
Rent is a term for a contribution to living there, they may buy a property to rent out while with me so they would benefit from that, also if they are a partner shouldn't they share costs but not wish to be reimbursed for the benefit of moving in?
I have seen too many friends get financially trashed by partners to not ask awkward questions!
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