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I have been in a de facto relationship for just under 2 yrs and have put into the house around $100 k in renos and furniture, my question is what am I entitled to if I leave

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$100,000 is a SIGNIFICANT amount in contributions, which would in no doubt increase the value of the property as well as use and enjoyment with the relationship.
On the face of it however, that is the only factor in your favor at the moment.
The relationship period is short, less than 2 years, plus your partner has the home to begin with.
At best really, the amount put in, will be the amount to be received should you separate.
You can claim a higher amount, due to the value of the home being increased as a result.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
All I'd like is what I contribute to the house that's all
Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

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Well that is the minimum as to what you can obtain.
So, for example, if you do separate, you can claim more, but in the interests of resolving the separation amicably, you can offer to settle and have the $100k paid back.
Any solicitor would tell your partner to settle, and cut a cheque for that sum and move on with their lives.

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I note I have not received a response?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I no longer require any further information thank you
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cheers, ***** ***** you can click on the ACCEPT button, the question can be closed.

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