New Canaan, CT asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut

Q: How can I force an ex-partner to leave my home? He pays nothing and we are no longer a couple.

I have owned my home since 1992. From 2001 - 2012, my partner and his 3 children lived here and we shared all expenses. I re-mortgaged to pay for an addition and a pool. We are no longer a couple due to his alcoholism, and no kids here anymore. He has not paid any money for living expenses for 3 years now. He is not on the deed, but is on the mortgage, but contributes nothing. I've put my house on the market and will give him something if and when it sells after I pay the mortgage off and recoup the updates I recently made. But I do not want to continue supporting him until it sells. He does nothing in the home, but eats the food I buy for myself and uses the utilities. Do I have any recourse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
Answered
  • North Haven, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: If he does not own the property and he has no lease with you and has not paid or contributed to household expenses evidencing some sort of agreement that he stay, then I would call the police as he is trespassing.

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