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    • hampshire67
    • By hampshire67 4th Dec 17, 10:40 PM
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    Paying off my partners mortgage
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:40 PM
    Paying off my partners mortgage 4th Dec 17 at 10:40 PM
    My father died earlier this year and left me his property which i have sold.
    I plan to pay off the mortgage on our property that my husband has in his name, (as i was not employed when he took it out).
    My questions is that would this be treated as a gift to my husband and will we be stung for capital gains tax. We plan to put the house in both our names when we get the deeds.

    Many thanks
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 4th Dec 17, 11:09 PM
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    Surely it's a purchase by you of half of the property, rather than your husband coincidentally gifting you half of the house at the same time as you gift him the mortgage balance?

    But in any event his principal residence is exempt from CGT, so I can't see a CGT liability being involved. You might have to pay SDLT.
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