Ok, this is long, but I'd love to know what you all think. I'd also love it if we could forget this is about my ex and treat it as a hypothetical situation...
Essentially, FOB has lived in my mother's house rent free since 2009. I lived there for about a year after DS was born.
In October, my mum decided to sell her house, and basically gave FOB 3 weeks notice to leave. He knew she was thinking of selling, and she had agreed to give him at least three months notice, but my mum...well, that's a whole other thread. This has led to lots of tension between all three of us and I feel caught up in the middle of everything.
The latest is that apparently there was a rates bill due on December 1st. Mum is asking who's paying it and I know she'll be a martyr about it (settlement for her place is mid-Jan so she'll get most of it back).
FOB thinks because he was booted out he isn't responsible for bills that are paid in advance if that makes sense. I know mum will say she let him live there rent free so he should pay. But given she'll be getting most of the money back that doesn't seem right.
I actually agree with FOB on this one, but this is mainly because she broke the agreement they had in writing about giving him enough notice.
I think I'll suggest we each go thirds, but that annoys me since I haven't lived there since the end of 2013.
So...what do you think? Who should pay?