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  1. #1
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    Default Owning a house with an EX. He wants locks changed.

    Im not sure how I feel about this, so I wanted to see what other people thought.

    I currently own a house with an ex boyfriend. I do not live there anymore, but it is still in both of our names due to financial reasons, and it could be like that for up to 6 months. The ex is going to be having his new girlfriend live there. He wants to change the locks on the house. All of my stuff will be moved out.

    What do you think? Is him changing the locks ok? I can understand them wanting their privacy and not having to worry about me or my parents just showing up. None of my stuff would be in there, so I wouldnt have to worry about anything happening to it.

    But, a part of me doesnt like it. Its still my house in a way, and Id like to know I can check on it (like once a month or something) to make sure it hasnt been destroyed and not have to rely on him letting me in.



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    Tell him he can change the locks, bit since you're still half owner he has to give you a key


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  3. #3
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    Not ok, unless he's prepared to buy you out right now.
    Only one cat - must not be totally crazy yet!


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    Nope. Your property, you get access to it.

    (If you were renting a house, could you change the locks so the landlord couldn't get in?)

    Perhaps a written agreement that you will call first to set up a time, etc., would help. You shouldn't just show up and wander around whenever you want, but you do need to be able to verify that your property is being maintained.
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    Wendy
    ... and Patrick



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    Agreed w everyone else. Hell no, you still own it.



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    Once he changes the locks, then what's to keep him from moving out and renting it out? Or trashing the place and you won't even know? Tell him when your name is off the mortgage and everything else, then he can change the locks. I agree with wsmoak, and confiscate keys from anyone else that has keys except for your set.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White



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    Quote Originally Posted by evenstar View Post
    Not ok, unless he's prepared to buy you out right now.
    ^^ This! Don't let him do it unless he buys you out! If he's uncooperative, sell the house. If he is uncooperative about selling, file for partition.



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