Splitting up with a partner
Splitting up with a partner is always painful. You may be tempted to just walk away without thinking about the implications for your housing situation.
This isn't a great solution. You could realise years later that you have made a costly mistake, especially if you owned your home jointly.
Things to consider
What happens your home is your biggest decision. However, there are lots of other issues you need to consider if you split up with someone you were living with. More
Selling a shared home
Selling a home is stressful at the best of times, but if you are having problems with your partner it can make it much worse. More
Living in rented accommodation
Your rights depend on the type of tenancy you have, and whether you were joint tenants. This is a complex area of law. A local advice agency can help you work out what your best option may be. More
Living as separate households
You may find you can't afford to move out of your shared home immediately. If your split has been amicable, you may be able to divide your home between you and live in it separately. More
Help with housing costs
If your partner moves out, you may find it hard to cope with paying the bills, household expenses and rent or mortgage on your own. This page looks at help that may be available to you. More
Taking legal action
If you and your partner cannot resolve your housing issues between you, you may have to go to court. This page looks at what you need to do before considering court action, and how you can pay for it. More
This page looks at your options if you want or need to leave the family home and move to new accommodation. It also explains your rights if you find yourself with nowhere to stay. More