Should a partner have any right to a house not in their name?
I am finally moving out and I’m super excited. I decided to buy a condo that I am really in love with. It is under my name, I’ve been handling communication with a realtor, I’m meeting with my bank to see if I can get another quote on the interest rate for the loan, etc.
My boyfriend of 5 years is moving in with me too and will be helping me pay the mortgage. If anything were to happen, I would still be able to afford the house, money would just be a bit tight than what it is now.
Anyway, we are in a really good spot and are getting serious but because we aren’t married this question has popped in my head. If the condo is in MY NAME and his isn’t but he is paying half each month, should he be entitled to the property if anything were to happen? Would it be selfish if I didn’t want to move and sell?
I know some of you will think it’s a bad move but I wanted to buy a condo either way with or without my boyfriend. I wanted out of my house!
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