West Hartford, CT asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut

Q: Hi.Do I have to reimburse my live-in boyfriend for money he invested in my home's renovations after we separate?

We both contributed money to the renovation of my home. My boyfriend, I believe, is legally considered a tenant. He pays me rent every month and I pay for everything else. We are separating and he wants me to compensate him for the money that he contributed to the renovations. 1.) Do I have to repay him legally. 2.) Can he sue me for money. 3.) Can he legally put a lien on my home. 4.) If I agree to pay him a specified amount only when I sell the house, what are the pro's and con's. 5.) He's also asking I pay him $25,000.00 now or monthly with interest. Is that legal?

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

A: You need to consult with an attorney on this. You have too many specific questions to get a legal answer online. Attorneys will not feel comfortable providing answers that you may follow through with without getting the full facts and circumstances. This can turn into a complicated situation so my recommendation is to call an attorney to discuss. Best of luck.

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