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Jointly Owned Property

If you are caught up in a dispute with your partner, friend or relative over the sale of a jointly owned property, we can provide specialist advice to protect your interests.

Disputes can arise over who is entitled to benefit from the sale proceeds, especially where unmarried couples are separating with no children. If the property is in your partner’s name and you have contributed towards the deposit and mortgage, you may be entitled to a share of the property.

If the property is owned in joint names, it is often presumed that each owner is entitled to 50% of the property value. Your entitlement will depend on your individual circumstances and will usually be determined by the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. It can also depend on whether the property is owned as ‘Tenants in Common’ or as ‘Joint Tenants’.

Our property solicitors can assess your individual circumstances, advise on your rights and help resolve any disputes.

Our Property Dispute Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience with joint owned property cases. Our legal practice and team of Property Dispute Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.

Case Study

Our client purchased a property with his ex-partner. The relationship then broke down and she left to start a new life in Ireland. She agreed she no longer had a share in the property and the client paid all the mortgage and bills. Some 10 years later the client now wished to sell the property but his ex-partner was refusing. After a letter of claim was sent, the ex-partner finally agreed to sign a TR1 transferring title for a sum of £10,000.