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Ex girlfriend claiming beneficial interest

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11 Sep 19 #509600 by Cantbelieveit
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Ok, thanks Charles.
She has never transferred any money to me for bills or mortgage.
I have always paid everything.
I have already offered her an amount through my solicitor to try to save any more hassle and I'm waiting to hear from her.
Thanks again.

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11 Sep 19 #509602 by Cantbelieveit
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Her solicitors are claiming that because I had included her on my life insurance for the house that proves that she has beneficial interest in the house.
Would this hold up in court?
I was paying for the insurance, as we were in a relationship I included her also.
This has nothing to do with my equity does it?

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13 Sep 19 #509628 by .Charles
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It's not an angle I've heard before but it rather depends upon why you included her. If the reason suggests the reverse of what she is claiming, the rest of the evidence will back that up.

I guess an easy explanation is "if the life insurance was meant to indicate a joint beneficial interest, why was the property registered in your sole name and why did you remain responsible for all payments with no contributions from any other party?"

Charles

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13 Sep 19 #509630 by Cantbelieveit
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Ok, thanks Charles.

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31 Dec 19 #510828 by Andy3109
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Hi,
You can contest her claim and it will go to a Land Registry Tribunal, where a judge will here both sides of your stories and decide who he believes, like what happened to me.

After that if he believes her side he could judgde on a percentage share shd should get or advice for both parties to agree.

If no kids involved and she wins the case you can go to court to force a house sale or buy her out.

I ended up with a Consent Order which we agreed a percentage each when house gets sold when our son is 18, she can live in house but pays mortgage until then.

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28 Mar 20 #511949 by Nicola124
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I experienced something similar with my ex boyfriend who tried to say he had a beneficial interest in my property. He was trying constructive agreement. He did not contribute towards the mortgage or bills or house deposit. Plus we have one child together. My solicitor quickly shut this down. It would be very expensive for your girlfriend to take you to court and she would have a slim chance of winning as she is not on the deeds and has not contributed towards the mortgage or deposit.

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02 Apr 20 #511998 by Bobbinalong
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This seems ludicrous, basically you had a gf who lived with you for a couple of years, you broke up, she has to move on, she has no legal claim on you and dont believe what you hear from the solicitors, remember they are acting for her, they are scraping the barrel.
If she had a case think of how many people this would affect? Thousands live together for a short while then split up.
I think however you will be wiser next time my friend... unfortunately.

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