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Does the person asking the question own 50% of the house, despite paying less into the mortgage than their partner?
We bought the house with joint mortgage. Deposit was equal. We had two children and while I earned less I paid less than him into the joint account. Am I right to think I still own 50% and not less? (We are not married)

Anonymous

3rd April 2022

Top Answer
NQ. Not necessarily. What do the deeds say? Tenants in common? Usually with unmarried it’s you get back what you put in.

Jeanette Martinez

4th April 2022

NQ the amount you own doesn't depend on who pays what in. Its based on the agreed percentages when you bought. Have a look at TOLATA as that's what will cover this

Jeanne Metts

4th April 2022

Solicitor. If you are joint registered legal owners, whether as joint tenants or tenants in common, the legal presumption is you each are entitled to 50% of the net sale proceeds ie equity. This is generally irrespective of who paid what initially or during the relationship.

Susanna Ruiz

4th April 2022

2 upvotes

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