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Hi all,

 

Please may I stress before i write and ask what i need to ask that there is NOTHING 'dodgy' about this thread im after soem genuine advice.

 

Ok, so my partner is still living with her husband/ex husband and the divorce will be complete in january. She has 3 children by him and I have one from another relationship. I have a 2 bedroom house that of which the second room is my daughters, and I have my daughter quite regularly. Her ex husband has said that once the divorce is complete he wants her and the three children out. She doesnt want the house as she cant afford it and he has agreed to buy her half (even though she technically doesnt own it as she has just found out her name isnt on the deeds or mortgage, she is only entitled to it through the 'marital home' rights), but due to secured debts etc she will walk away with nothing as her small equity she has will go on them.

 

So she considered applying to the council and stay in a hostel until they offer her a home on the basis that she should be a priority in band 'a' and get somewhere rather quick. However, from my previous experience she is more thank likely going to be given a flat.

 

So, if i was to put her up and the children bearing in mind I dont really have the space nor are we ready to move in together, but also dont want to see her in a hostel, would they still see her as a priority but slightly lower ie band 'b' but thus meaning she could bid a bit more freely for a home and pick and chose what she applies for like houses as opposed to being just given whatever comes available?

 

I just dont want to see her with three children 10 floors up in a flat. Not that theres anything wrong with that but just with young children it wont be easy.

 

Also if she was given a hostel, do they ask tenannts to check in and out of a night time to ensure they are using the accomodation?

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The possible issue you may have here is that she may be classed as intentionally homeless by the council especially if exhusband buys other half and she gets the funds which is also classed as income.

 

As for the councils ruling on them living with you it may have an affect on the priority listing but as each council operate this differently it would be hard to say but other Caggers may advise on this for you.

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Hi

 

The possible issue you may have here is that she may be classed as intentionally homeless by the council especially if exhusband buys other half and she gets the funds which is also classed as income.

 

As for the councils ruling on them living with you it may have an affect on the priority listing but as each council operate this differently it would be hard to say but other Caggers may advise on this for you.

 

How can she be intentionally homeless if he has said he doesn't want her there and in effect has kicked her out. There are no funds due to her due to how much is owing on the house and the loss in equity due to lower house prices and the secured debts.

 

Ok I will speak to my local council re the priority order

 

Thank you for your help

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I would also advise having a chat with either CAB or Shelter.

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