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Equal split on house sale?

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26 Jun 12 #339282 by Grook
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Hi all

Some great advice on here but can''t seem to find what I need.

I split with my partner 2.5 yrs ago. I still have weekend access to my 6 year old daughter.

It now is at a point when house is to be sold.

I purchased the house in 1998 for 60k.

My partner moved in with me in 2005 and I added her to the mortgage via solicitor at both our requests.

She has never paid a mortgage payment and I just need to know whether she is simply entitled to 50% of any sale figure. Or whether I am entitled to more as I had the home for 7 years before I met her.

Many thanks

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26 Jun 12 #339284 by TBagpuss
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did you have anydiscussions about it at the time you added her to the deds and mortgage? Normally when you buy or trnasfer a house you will be asked by your solicitor whether you intend to hold t as Joint Tenants (noramlly means you each get 50% on sale) or tenants in comon (you can each own a separate and different share)

In some cases it is possible to go behaind what appears on the deeds to consider what you both intended, including taking into account your behavious throughout the period the hosue was owned, but the starting point is always to look at what the deeds say.

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26 Jun 12 #339303 by Grook
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Many thanks

At the time I did put it as joint tennants.

If as I suspect the deeds say this, what is the best way to approach it to get the best outcome for me?

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