1. Do you have any documentary evidence from the time confirming that it was a gift to you only and not a joint gift
No I do not, the mortgage offer simply stated 'a gift of £8000 is being provided by Mr Jones towards the purchase of the property' The conveyencer is to confirm that there are no insolvency implications'.
2. Where did your father transfer the money to – your solely named bank account, or elsewhere
The money was simply deducted from the £68,000 asking price, it seemed pointless for him to give me £8,000 cash only for me to give it straight back. The mortgage was for £60,000.
3. Did you execute a declaration of trust declaring percentage interests in the property or perhaps that you should receive £8k more than your partner to take account of this?
No declaration of trust was issued, I have since been told that my solicitors should have done this for me, they did not.