Rights to previous marital home

Posted on 18 January 2011 by amanda mcgowan


My husband split from his ex 15 years ago but is still on the deeds to their house although not the mortgage. He has been repaying a home improvement loan ever since. His ex now wants to take him off the deeds, will my husband be entitled to any of the house profits should she sell while he is on the deeds? Also if he agreed to be taken off the deeds if the home improvement loan was repaid by her would he be entitled to any money back?

Amanda,

It is possible that your husband may be able to prove he contributed to the upkeep and maintenance of the house and could make a claim on the sale of the property in the future. Whether it would be successful is beyond the scope of the advice offered here.

I recommend that he speaks to the Citizens Advice Bureau and seeks independent legal advice regarding his situation before agreeing to being removed from the deeds.

Peter

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