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Hi there, I received a letter yesterday to go for an interview because they have reason to believe I live with my partner. I have a complicated story and really need some advice as feeling so upset and low.


When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I also found out that my partner had over £24000 worth of debt that he has not disclosed to me. This broke our relationship apart and I decided that he was too much of a liability to live with as his debts were more than our income.


He moved in with his parents and at that time we were not longer together which was a hard position to be in as a single parent and being pregnant. When our daughter was born she was premature therefor he stated in the house with my son while I was at hospital.


We grew closer together and although he did not move in we started a relationship which has grown from strength to strength. He would come down every morning to help with the kids and also come over after work to see them both and help me with the house etc. this went on from march 2012 - start of May this year when he finally moved back in after I began full time work as a child minder and he had payed a lot of debt due to a second weekend job.


My partners car was always at my home as I used it for my work and for the kids and he did not use it for work as always got the train. I received the letter yesterday and thought it was because I hadn't got round to phoning up the various benefits to inform the

That my partner had

Moved in just shy of 2 weeks ago.


After phoning to ask about the letter they then said they have evidence to believe he has always stayed here. What kind of evidence is this? It was genuine but I have a horrible horrible feeling I'm in huge trouble?


Thanks very much any advice would be much appreciated

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Does the letter state that this is an "Interview Under Caution"?


The actual letter says to come in and have a discussion as they have reason to believe my partner has always stayed with me - the leaflet with it has the title 'iuc'

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  • 2 months later...

When they did their investigations they would have been around for a while, maybe taking photographs of further evidence. It will show how long the partner stayed for and on how many occasions they stayed.


They may have checked the credit files of both of you and maybe applied to have your finances investigated as well. If they had a warrant to do so then they already know the answer, they will ask you if you want to add your views, but remember this interview will be under the PACE caution and anything you say can be used in Court against you.


Courts have changed a lot recently and you are given credit for admitting an offence/s at the earliest opportunity. If what you say is true and he stayed over infrequently then there should be no issue, if he stayed often then there maybe issues.


Is this social/private/owned property as there are different rules to each of the properties listed. You can be almost certain this may/will be an Interview Under Caution (IUC) you can always seek legal advice free from a solicitor prior to giving your evidence at the meeting. Only you can decide if they have a case against you or not.


I don't want you to think I am being judgemental I am not just pointing out what MAY happen at the interview.


Have a think and pop in to update/ask for help should you need it, it may pay to ask for someone independent to come to the interview with you

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