Husband and wife are separated with one living in the jointly held property and the other renting elsewhere. who pays what?
British Columbia lawyer
The best way to handle this type of situation is to have an Agreement in place, even on a temporary basis which will allow the carrying costs of the residence to be worked out. Normally, if there is a mortgage registered against the property, the parties are jointly liable but the person who is not living there can claim occupation rent for that person's share of the property being used by the person in occupation and would also argue that there is rent that is being paid as well.
Posted about 9 years ago
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