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1. Dear Irene, can you provide more information please. Where is the land? Where are you resident - Germany or the UK? Have you still got records which show you provided the money for the purchase of the land?
2. Dear Irene, in law, there is a resulting trust back to you of the land you bought because you provided the purchase price for the land. So, in essence, you can claim all the land. As the purported trust was never executed, the gift to your former partner was never perfected. So you can retain the entire of the proceeds from the compulsory purchase by the LDDC. It makes no difference that you might have put the land in the joint names of yourself and your partner. As the gift was not perfected, you still retain ownership of the land and the proceeds.
3. Accordingly, you can safely tell the wife of your former partner that she is not entitled to any of the proceeds from the compulsory purchase. As her husband provided none of the monies for the purchase of the land, he has not got a claim to any of the proceeds and neither does his wife. So you can retain all the proceeds.
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