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Deed of Trust

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FeckingPerfect Thu 16-May-13 09:31:01

DP and I tried to buy a house together but we got rejected for the mortgage because I am a student and have a credit card. He was advised to apply soley in his name to see if it was me that was causing the rejection and he was accepted for the mortgage straight away. But of course, that now means I have no legal entitement to the house despite the fact that I will be paying half of everything (apart from the deposit, he laid all that down and I have no interest in claiming half of that, I'm not a gold digger).

So anyway, I was advised to go for a deed of trust. Anyone know anything about this and can the 'online applications' be as legally binding as going into a solicitor to get one done? they cost around £150 online so I want to make sure they're ok and not the equivalent to writing our names on the back of a crisp packet.

NumTumDeDum Thu 16-May-13 09:35:45

In order for it to be upheld you'd need to have both had independent legal advice. So, I'm afraid you'll need to make an appointment. But this will be far cheaper than any potential legal proceedings down the line should things go wrong.

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