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A declaration of Trust was set up between my sister and myself. I

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A declaration of Trust was set up between my sister and myself.

I brought a flat with two friends and when they moved on my sister and I took on the mortgage (she never lived in the flat) we paid them £1,000 each. When I got married last year my wife and I took on the mortgage and as the valuations for the flat were so varied my sister's husband insisted we sign a Declaration of Trust so that if we sold she would get 10,000 if it sold for between £200k and £220k. I verbally asked and my sister confirmed that costs associated with the sale would come off sale figure first. We have not sold the flat and my sisters husband is demanding £10k and does not acknowledge any associated costs. They never sent me a copy of the document so I have chased and my sister never signed it or had it witnessed. Is it still a valid document? This is a difficult family situation. Many thanks.
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If your sister never signed the document then it is not valid. As such you revert to the original document.

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