If you are buying in joint names or providing someone with a sum of money to purchase please give some consideration as to whether you require a Declaration of Trust also known as Trust Deeds. The Declaration or Trust Deed can stipulate either a percentage or an exact amount put into the transaction. For example the deed could state that 70% was paid by one party. The declaration will go on to state that if the property is sold or transferred to an alternate owner the percentage or specific amount should be repaid. It effectively protects the investment. The document itself can be backed up by a restriction placed on the title which will state the existence of the document. Should you be interested in a Declaration of Trust or Trust Deed please let us know.