Dealing with housing and income
If you’re renting a property you’ll need to inform the landlord that the tenancy agreement needs to be transferred into your name only.
If you have a joint mortgage with your ex partner, it's recommended that you get legal advice before deciding what will happen to your property.
If your separation means you’re now the only adult in the property, make sure you tell your local council as you’ll be entitled to a 25% discount on your council tax.
Separation will usually affect your income and living arrangements. This could mean that your benefit entitlement changes. You can use our free benefits checker to find out what benefits you can claim and the amounts you’re likely to receive.