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I’m currently in a joint tenancy with my partner however the relationship has recently taken a sour turn and there are talks of us seperating. 

We currently rent from a housing association. 

I work full time and I am in a position to pay for the rent and bills on my own, my partner doesn’t work at all. 

My partner has a young child, who isn’t mine.

The house we live in is a three bedroom property. 

Would I have to leave this property should the relationship end? I have invested a lot of money in the property and it’s close to work and my family, therefore I am reluctant to leave. 

Any advice will be gratefully received. 

Thanks,

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So joint tenancies work like so: 

If one tenant leaves, the tenancy needs to end of all joint tenant. 

The other tenant is free to sign a new agreement with the landlord and continue to rent the property. 

However, do you have a need for a 3-bedroom property if you live alone ? 

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