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Help!! Do I have ANY rights to stay in our flat after 21 years together?

(27 Posts)
IAmMrsMiaWallace Sun 19-May-13 00:37:55

Hello! Ok will try to keep it short. Been with partner for 21 years, not married, engaged, separated last summer as he made me so very, very unhappy, no communication, secretive ... have been staying with friends on and off ever since. Have returned to our rented flat until I can get on my feet, save money and get somewhere else. I am a freelancer so being paid is sporadic alas. Partner gone CRAZY and does not care if I am homeless. He met someone new a month after we separated! Devasted! He was my World! I have told him to move in with his new girlfriend for a few months whilst I get myself sorted, all my stuff is still in flat and I have been dealing with all bills as he has NEVER dealt with them EVER! Not sure what my rights are ... if any ... very, very worried and no family to help me ... trying to keep it together but only just ...

Kundry Sun 19-May-13 10:14:09

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a common law wife as you have found out the hard way. I hope anyone else reading this who thought there was can learn and protect themselves.

Cabrinha Sun 19-May-13 10:19:56

I still don't see why it should be him to leave?
If there is some compelling legitimate reason why it should have been, then use that to get him to pay the deposit on a new rental for you?

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