Last edited: Nov 16, 2017 Looking to get some advise in relation to a friend who jointly owns a house but the other joint owner refuse to contribute. Scenario: Person A + B Bought a house jointly 7 years ago and jointly lived in the house for 4 years. 3 years ago Person B moved to another part of the country and stopped making any mortgage contribution, forcing Person A to make up the shortfall. The house is over 100k in negative equity Person A now pays full mortgage. Person B is unemployed has no savings and refuses to make any contributions to the mortgage. Person B cannot afford negative equity shortfall in the event that the house is sold. Person B, however, is joint owner as per the deeds and still presumably entitled to 50% equity in the house. Person A, went to solicitor to try get person B to contribute to mortgage, which they can’t /won’t. Can you give any advise to Person A in this type of scenario? have they any protection?, The solicitors suggestion is to write to person B and demand they make some contribution (which is unlikely).