Thank you. There is obviously an order and to be had here.
You may or may not be aware that property has two titles.
It is something which law students very often cannot get there had around.
There is the legal title which is what’s on paper.
There is the equitable title which is not necessarily on paper and is the financial aspect and would often be noted in a deed of trust.
Your partner (for want of a better phrase) owns the legal title but you only equitable title.
You have proof of your equitable (financial) interest by virtue of the fact that all the money paper trail came out of your account and either to the solicitor or to his account.
Evidentially, it’s quite straightforward.
The only problem here is proving what your interest is worth and what his interest is worth because not just the contributions that each of you may have made over the period, but because him having his name on the property and the mortgage has a value.
At this stage however I think it’s a mathematical calculation, not a legal issue.
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