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    • Poundpilferer
    • By Poundpilferer 12th Oct 16, 6:49 PM
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    Best way to register split ownership of a house?
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    • 12th Oct 16, 6:49 PM
    Best way to register split ownership of a house? 12th Oct 16 at 6:49 PM
    I am on the verge of paying off my girlfriend's mortgage on a house we live in together, this will mean that I own around 75%. Does anyone know the cheapest/best way to get this logged legally so that if we split up the we both get what we're due from the sale of the house? Should I get a lawyer to write something up or can we both just sign a piece of paper, date it and stick it in an envelope??

    If anyone's been in the same situation it'd be great to hear their advice.
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    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 12th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
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    Tenants-in- Common and Deed of Trust. See a solicitor.

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2782167/How-protect-youre-buying-home-partner-arent-married.html
    • Poundpilferer
    • By Poundpilferer 14th Oct 16, 11:16 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:16 AM
    Spoke to solicitor today and one said i'd just have to change title deeds then passed me on to "her guy" who started talking about agreements etc and we ended up at 1250 just to get this sorted. Does this sound right? Surely there must be a cheaper way? I'm in Scotland by the way, dunno if this changes anything.
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    • By Guest101 14th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
    Well of course you'll need to appear on the deeds, but Scotland... I'll refrain as I don't know the details.
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