Question: My partner and I want to buy a townhouse when it goes to auction. I am due to receive a substantial inheritance shortly so I will provide the full deposit. I also earn more than my partner so will contribute a greater proportion towards the mortgage. How do I get a proper value for the townhouse? How do I protect myself in case our relationship goes south?

Answer: Buying a property is an exciting time in any relationship but it can feel complicated if you are contributing different amounts to the purchase. There are steps you can take to protect your inheritance if you and your partner separate in the future.

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