Moving into boyfriends house, ok to ask for 10% of the house increasing each year
User1234567889 · 13/07/2017 09:39
Boyfriend owns his house outright. I'm planning to move in and we will split all the bills 50 / 50. As there is no mortgage there are no housing costs for either of us.
What do you think about asking for 10% of the house in the case that we break up and this going up 5% for every year we live together until it caps off at 50%? No children together yet but I want to be protected and not end up with nothing.
Angrybird123 · 13/07/2017 09:44
No way. If you are not paying rent even how can you possibly claim to have any kind of claim on the house that he has bought outright before you came along? Bills etc are just paying for what you use as you go along. I agree with pp that you should use the money you save to invest in a place of your own and rent it out.v
user1471462428 · 13/07/2017 09:45
Buy your own house!! Can't believe how cheeky you are. To pay no mortgage or rent but to expect a stake. Paying 50% of bills will allow you to save well for a deposit of your own. He owes you nothing. We are in the same position, however, I don't ask for bill money but he buys food. If he thought he'd get a stake in my house it would end our relationship.
ExPresidents · 13/07/2017 09:46
Why on earth would you be entitled to any part of a house, to which you have contributed absolutely nothing financially?
It would be entirely different if you were a SAHM giving up a career to facilitate your partner's earning power, but you are working, capable of earning money and you have put nothing at all into the house.
You want to be 'protected' - from what? Having to fund your own lifestyle one day?
If you want to look after your own financial wellbeing then put the rent/mortgage money you're saving into an account to buy your own house one day.
rightwhine · 13/07/2017 09:47
It might be ok to ask for 50% of the increase in value from now on but you can't ask for any of the value of the house as it is now. That's his and if I was him I would be protecting that. It could change with kids but you putting forward that proposition now would make me run for the hills.
Buy a btl of your own.
Steeley113 · 13/07/2017 09:47
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