Sometimes property isn’t bought in the name of the person who owns it. Sometimes it may be bought with one intention in mind and the intention changes over time. This can lead to lack of clarity as to who owns what and in what shares.
Establishing what the original intention was, how the intention may have changed and who has invested how much in the property can be complex. Investment may be money – or it can work on a house for example.
Things become unclear when intentions change or they were never documented clearly in the first place. Also the extent of investment over a long period of time might lead to a change in entitlement.
Where intentions aren’t clear the courts look at conduct to infer intention.
We are expert at presenting the facts in the most advantageous way to courts so as to maximise entitlement.