Supposed to split equity..had verbal agreement...she now says no to bad to sad.
Can I sue her for my half..
You could try - but why would anyone give you 1/2 of a property if you are not on the deed and she put down the cash to buy it? Even i you some how get past the lack of written agreement, it will strain the bounds of common sense that you should get 1/2 the equity of the property simply since you resided there. You would have to show some substantial contributions beyond rental value, like significant improvement paid for by you, equal contribution to mortgage payments, insurance, taxes and the like as consistent with shared ownership. etc. Otherwise, if what you paid is was the offset equivalent of market value rent, absent a written agreement otherwise, you will be spending a good bit of money on legal fees fighting a very very difficult battle.
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As stated, even if you contributed substantially to the property, if you are not on the deed, you will have difficulty claiming title to the property or any interest. An arrangement as you mentioned would require proof of the agreement and its terms. A verbal agreement is as good as the paper it is written on without more to corroborate. Frankly, if only she put money into the property and paid the mortgage, any money you gave her could be construed as gifts or little more than rent.
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