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I hold a declaration of trust on my sons house for £49000.

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I hold a declaration of trust on my sons house for £49000. If he goes bankrupt and the house is sold. Will I be next to be paid after the mortgage has been cleared that is before credit card debts etc
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Do you know if your financial interest in your Son's house is protected by way of a Restriction registered at the Land Registry?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Al. Aston Lawyer, there was no registration at the land register ofice

Hi Barry,
Thanks for your reply.
As you have not registered a Restriction at the Land Registry, your interest ranks the same as any other unsecured loans/debts your Son has.
It is normal for your Solicitor to have registered a Restriction to protect you in the event of your Son selling the property/the property being repossessed. Basically, it acts as a Notice to you in that no Sale can proceed without your consent. If this is done, and I recommend it is done, then after the Mortgage and any other previously secured loans (ie loans registered against the Property at the Land Registry) are paid, you would be next in line to receive whatever is left/your entitlement.
If nothing is done, then I'm afraid the Declaration of Trust has no priority over any credit cards/unsecured debts.
I hope this assists and sets out the legal position.
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