Where a spouse or civil partner becomes statutorily entitled1 to occupy a dwelling house or any part of it, any payment or tender by that spouse or civil partner in or towards satisfaction of any liability of the other spouse or civil partner in respect of mortgage payments affecting the dwelling house is as good as if made or done by the other spouse or civil partner2, but the mortgagee may treat any such payment as having been made by the other spouse or civil partner3.
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