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My de facto and I converted a barn to a house on s parents

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My de facto and I converted a barn to a house on his parents land. Barn is not permitted. Am intitaled to anything ?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 10 months ago.

The house may have a value as a building and you should be entitled to half share of the building under the Property Relationships Act. If he had a lease or licence to use the land from his parenmts, it is possible this has some value and that you could claim a half share of this. It may however be an informal arrangement which would not have any real value.

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