If my boyfriend and I are trying to sell a house and I'm on the mortgage but not on the title, can I get any money from the sale?
Question Details: My boyfriend is on the deed; I am not. Can I get any money out of the house sale legally if I lived there and contributed to the upkeep? His parents supplied all of the down payment for the house.
If you're not on the title, you are not an owner of the home: therefore, you are not entitled to any of the equity or proceeds from the house.
Living somewhere does not give you the right to any of its proceeds; and contributing to its upkeep does not either (unless there was a written agreement that in exchange for doing so, you will get a share of the sale), since the amount(s) you paid could be characterized or viewed simply as your share of life expenses or even your "rent" for living there, and not an investment in the property.
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