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05 Jul 10 #212563 by james401
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Hi

Basically, my partner is leaving me.

We have a joint mortgage and both pay half to everything.

We are not married and have been living together for about 15 months and have no children.

When we purchased the house, I sold my old house that was in my name only and that was used as a deposit for the house we are in now.

She has put about £4000 in at best!

Neither of us can afford to buy out one another or take on the mortgage individually.

My main concern is that I will lose most of the deposit I put down (£40,000) from my old house that was solely in my name.

Please advise.

James

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