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Should I add my bf to my property’s title ?

What will be the consequences if we break up ? Should we sign a contact beforehand ? Please advise

by Anonymousreply 50January 15, 2022 1:55 AM

I wouldn’t unless you’ve been together at least 10 years but even then…

by Anonymousreply 1January 13, 2022 12:18 AM

Consequences? Are you seriously that stupid?

by Anonymousreply 2January 13, 2022 12:18 AM


Add your husband or domestic partner, but not your boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 3January 13, 2022 12:19 AM

Hell to the No.

by Anonymousreply 4January 13, 2022 12:20 AM

Never, ever...

by Anonymousreply 5January 13, 2022 12:21 AM

Cheeses Christ O Mighty if you even bothered to google you would know this would be a huge mistake.

Stop wasting the time of the kind posters here, NOT being ironic.

by Anonymousreply 6January 13, 2022 12:22 AM

You have no bf, nor property - based on the other 1000 stupid threads you've made up.

by Anonymousreply 7January 13, 2022 12:23 AM

Only after marriage

by Anonymousreply 8January 13, 2022 12:24 AM




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by Anonymousreply 10January 13, 2022 12:26 AM

Size meat verificatia?

How can we possibly advise you without this critical information?

by Anonymousreply 11January 13, 2022 12:27 AM


by Anonymousreply 12January 13, 2022 12:27 AM

Why would you be asking this on an anonymous message board? Pay a local lawyer $100 for advice.

by Anonymousreply 13January 13, 2022 12:29 AM

I have a feeling she’s going to do it anyway. OP, you have been warned, hon.

by Anonymousreply 14January 13, 2022 12:30 AM

Can I have your stuff instead?

by Anonymousreply 15January 13, 2022 12:32 AM

R3, should I register with him as common-law partners first ?

by Anonymousreply 16January 13, 2022 12:32 AM

Judge Judy hollers at couples who buy property together. Says they're just "playing house."

by Anonymousreply 17January 13, 2022 12:32 AM

You didn't say why you want to do this OP. Because you want him to inherit the house if you die? There are better ways to do that than putting his name on the title. For example, putting the title to the house into a revocable trust, then spelling out your wishes who the house goes to in a notarized attachment. This attachment can be edited or shredded at any time without going through the process of re-titling the property. Putting someone else's name on the title limits your ability to get a home equity loan, selling your home, etc.

by Anonymousreply 18January 13, 2022 12:32 AM

My ex is treating his significant other like a spouse in his Will. I told him he's just your current bf. If you love him then put a ring on it.

by Anonymousreply 19January 13, 2022 12:33 AM

Yes. And not just that, but you should purchase a $5M double indemnity life insurance package, sign him as sole beneficiary, and then go on a cruise with him spending most of your time peering perilously over the railing...

by Anonymousreply 20January 13, 2022 12:35 AM

IF you do add him, insist he sign a quit claim deed (to be filed at a later date if needed) at the same time.

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by Anonymousreply 21January 13, 2022 12:36 AM

If you purchase property by yourself, NEVER add someone else’s name to the title, not even a spouse, unless they pay you half the value. And even then, I’d have fourth thoughts.

by Anonymousreply 22January 13, 2022 12:40 AM

Has he paid for part of it over a significant amount of tim…making payments, paying rent…that sort of thing? If the answer is yes, then absolutely.

by Anonymousreply 23January 13, 2022 12:43 AM

The late Bishop Bullwinkle offers the best advice on this matter...

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by Anonymousreply 24January 13, 2022 12:49 AM

[quote]I wouldn’t unless you’ve been together at least 10 years but even then…

Yep. In another thread I said you should never buy property with someone unless you’re married or in a VERY long-term committed relationship, and there was some idiot who thought it was no big deal. I just thought good luck!

by Anonymousreply 25January 13, 2022 12:55 AM

No. Unless he is also on the note, there is absolutely no reason. You can make provisions in your will if you want to transfer the deed upon death, or put the property in trust - talk to your lawyer and be clear about your goals - exactly why you want him to have property rights. The minute you add him, you can't do anything with the property without his consent - not refi - sell - rent - nothing - and if he isn't living there, he can actually sue you for rent.

by Anonymousreply 26January 13, 2022 1:28 AM

Paying rent does not constitute entitlement to an ownership interest. Absurd. (But if he paid rent and you didn’t declare it as income, you could have issues on several levels)

by Anonymousreply 27January 13, 2022 2:22 AM

Definitely! You won’t regret it.

by Anonymousreply 28January 13, 2022 2:26 AM

Your property taxes may increase

If you add any person who is not your spouse or your child to your title, your property taxes might increase. Under existing law, the tax assessor has the right to adjust the value of your property and increase your property taxes whenever there is a change in the ownership of your property. You could end up paying hundreds of dollars more in property taxes each year.

Do not sign a deed to your house unless you are willing to give up your property forever. If someone wants you to sign any paper and you are not absolutely sure what it is, don’t sign until an attorney has reviewed it.

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by Anonymousreply 29January 13, 2022 2:37 AM

R27 I'm not sure what you mean - but if you are on the deed to a home, but do not live there, you have a right to collect rent from those who do.

by Anonymousreply 30January 13, 2022 11:52 PM

Yes, OP. The cyanide, certainly.


by Anonymousreply 31January 13, 2022 11:55 PM

My bf just came into my room and shook his fist at me. It turned me on!

by Anonymousreply 32January 14, 2022 12:07 AM

OK, I’m confused. What’s the difference between a title and a deed? And if you have a mortgage on the house, does that make a difference on whether or not you have a title and/or deed?

by Anonymousreply 33January 14, 2022 12:25 AM

A 75-year-old neighbor thought she was doing something good for her son by adding his name to the deed. The town revoked her Senior Citizen tax benefit. No longer sole owner.

by Anonymousreply 34January 14, 2022 12:39 AM

Should I add my bf to my property's tittie?

by Anonymousreply 35January 14, 2022 12:43 AM


As soon as he dies strangers will appear like cockroaches out of the woodwork demanding money.

I have seen it happen.

by Anonymousreply 36January 14, 2022 12:46 AM

R33, they’re the same thing, with or without a mortgage.

by Anonymousreply 37January 14, 2022 12:49 AM

r32 Your BF coming into your room and shaking his fist at you turned me on! I hope he gave you the rough edge of his tongue.

by Anonymousreply 38January 14, 2022 7:18 AM

If you're that dumb to do so, then you deserve the consequences.

by Anonymousreply 39January 14, 2022 7:52 AM

Better to leave it to him in a will, unless you think he will kill you for the house. Wills can be changed without his consent, titles can't.

by Anonymousreply 40January 14, 2022 3:43 PM

Yes, OP, by all means leave your imaginary BF your imaginary house. Problem solved.

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by Anonymousreply 41January 14, 2022 11:44 PM

R29 That's a Calfornia Proposition 13 issue.

In any event, if there's a mortgage on the property, read it carefully first!

by Anonymousreply 42January 15, 2022 12:00 AM

Absolutely not! Add me instead; you know where to reach me :)

by Anonymousreply 43January 15, 2022 12:00 AM

It sounds like someone needs a palimony agreement!

by Anonymousreply 44January 15, 2022 12:19 AM

Adding his name to title may trigger a transfer tax.

by Anonymousreply 45January 15, 2022 12:57 AM

Unless you are an idiot. If your husband has lower income than you, a prenup is recommended

by Anonymousreply 46January 15, 2022 1:00 AM

Slap his ass and tell him to get back in the bedroom

by Anonymousreply 47January 15, 2022 1:04 AM

R20 , That was hilarious! You made my day. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 48January 15, 2022 1:19 AM

Adding a boyfriend to a property title is right up there on the same level of stupidity as adding a boyfriend to all your bank accounts.

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