If your relationship with your partner, spouse, civil partner or joint tenant breaks down, you may need to decide who is going to remain in, and take over the tenancy.
Under the Matrimonial Homes Act, when tenants are married, are in a civil partnership or cohabitees, they both have a right to stay in the home.
If it is not a joint tenancy, the husband or wife of the tenant has what is called 'occupancy rights' .
These rights include the following:
If your relationship is going through a difficult time and you are leaving the home temporarily, you should notify your local Housing Officer. Your Housing Officer can offer support and assistance in relation to other housing options and specialist support.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse West Dunbartonshire Council offer advice via this link: No Home for Domestic Abuse