Hi. I've been living with my ex partner ...

Asked by Naushad on 25-03-2020 10:12:17
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
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Hi. I've been living with my ex partner for 6 years. In this time she has never contributed to the rent of our place. On the rare occasion that she did, it was for stuff in the house. I'm 2019, she made a loan for us to repair our car. The same car I used to take her to work & pick her up from work everyday. On Saturday 29/02/2020 she left but when she did, she took most of the stuff from the house with her. Now she wants me to pay back the loan she made in 2019. Can she ask this of me? If so, can I not ask that she pay me half of the rent that I had to pay to keep a roof over her head? 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 26-03-2020 15:25:02

Hi there,

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My answer is going to come down to "what was the financial agreement between the two of you at the start of the lease?"

Because, it sounds as if the agreement was that you would pay the rent, and she could just live with you for free. If that's how this has continued for the last 6 years, why do you think that all of a sudden you can change this agreement?

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