How would you divide bills when moving in together?
My SO and I have been discussing moving in together.
He currently rents a house, pays about the same as I pay monthly for my mortgage. Since I own (well actually the bank does) it makes better sense for him to move in with me plus it is just a couple miles from his work vs the 13 miles he currently travels from his house.
We also would like to eventually buy a house together with some land. That however is still at least a few years away if not more.
My initial thought is I would continue to pay my mortgage and he perhaps pay utilities or such. Thinking he would save what he pays for rent for when we do buy our house together. When I sell my current house we can use that $$$ in addition to what he has (hopefully) saved by not paying rent for a decent down payment.
Does this seem reasonable and fair? Is there perhaps something I should consider before putting this idea past him.