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What''s my position re House??

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05 Aug 12 #347448 by Clear Water
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Briefly,

Lived in a house jointly owned. I then inherited a house outright. Sold our house, split proceeds 50-50. Moved into my inherited house and been there ever since.

All living expenses shared 50-50. Partner has contributed towards maintenance, decorating, furnishing, double glazing etc.

Would I lose part of the house if we separated?

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05 Aug 12 #347452 by MrsMathsisfun
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Are you married?

Do you both currently live in inherited house?

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05 Aug 12 #347453 by Clear Water
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To answer your questions,

We are not married and we do live in the inherited house

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05 Aug 12 #347459 by hadenoughnow
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If house is in your sole name then you do not automatically lose any of it. However if she has contributed she may have a claim for beneficial interest. If you can, it is probably best to negotiate a settlement with her rather than get embroiled in a court case that could end up with you paying her costs if you lose. These sort of cases can be very expensive - we have one unfortunate wiki who has had to hand over some 1/3 of the value of her house plus around £50k in legal fees because her offer was just below what the ex was awarded :ohmy:

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