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Home / I am a widower. I bought an apartment with my son and daughter-in-law as we put our rights to special grants for immigrants purchasing a home together. The trouble is that my son has moved out, and gone to live with his girlfriend. It is impossible for me to stay on in the apartment with my daughter-in-law. If I leave, can I claim money from her for use of my room until our partnership in the property is divided up ? I am sure she will ‘rent’ it out to someone unofficially and make money on it anyway.

I am a widower. I bought an apartment with my son and daughter-in-law as we put our rights to special grants for immigrants purchasing a home together. The trouble is that my son has moved out, and gone to live with his girlfriend. It is impossible for me to stay on in the apartment with my daughter-in-law. If I leave, can I claim money from her for use of my room until our partnership in the property is divided up ? I am sure she will ‘rent’ it out to someone unofficially and make money on it anyway.

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 12 May, 2022

Yes, in principle a person who has a share in a property and leaves it is entitled to claim money for the use of his/her part . In a case before the Tel Aviv Family Court a few years ago where it divided up partnership in an apartment bought by the deceased, her mother-in-law and her husband as immigrants with state help, it was held that the mother-in-law was entitled to claim back money for use of her room in the apartment after she had left it, until it was vacated for sale.


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