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Clare, Solicitor
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My son moved in with his partner eight years ago, taking a

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My son moved in with his partner eight years ago, taking a joint mortgage on the property. However in all that time my son has paid bills, mortgage, utilities ect. Also the deposit on the property was paid by my son. Now they are parting, does the partner have equal rights on the property?
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HiThank you for your questionMy name is***** shall dd my best to help you but I need some further information first.Are they marries and are there any children involved?Did you son protect his deposit with a Declaration of Trust?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not Married, no children, gay couple. don't think deposit protected.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not married, no children, gay couple, don't think deposit protected.
Since your son and his partner did not agree to anything else then at present the property will be held on the basis that the equity will be divided equally between them.
Your son could apply to the court and argue for a greater share based on the payment of the deposit,
Whilst it is a good possibility that this would be successful there is no guarantee and accordingly they may prefer to try and negotiate an agreement using Family Mediation
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Many thanks,
You are most welcome I hope all goes well