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I'm helping my son buy a house – how do I stop his girlfriend taking half if they split up?

09.06.2016

My friend advises me to register an interest in the money I’m giving him, but the solicitor doesn’t seem keen

Q I’ve got some money in savings that I want to use to help my son buy his first house. The house he has found is valued at £210,000 and he has an agreed mortgage of £168,000. It is my intention to give him the remaining £42,000 as a deposit, plus a little extra for fees.

A friend has worried me by saying that, should my son and his girlfriend split, she would be entitled to half of everything – so, £21,000 of my hard-saved cash. He said that I need to register an interest in this money so that it will be exempt from her share of the house. It seems a bit harsh, but then again, if she is only contributing to the mortgage and not the deposit I think this only fair. The solicitor doesn’t seem keen on this. Is this sound advice?

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