So, this doesn't entirely make sense but my friend is trying to tell me his experience and is asking for advice. He has purchased a house with his partner, which he has only been with for 1 year The mortgage debt is apparently more than the value of the house due to him putting his car loan on the mortgage (How would a bank allow this)? Apparently there is $6000 in the redraw He said he'd walk away and give her the house (which she wants) if he can have 5K to get back on his feet (rent, bond and some furniture) They agreed and he signed the papers. After signing they decided to renege on the deal. Does he have anything practical he can do? And can you make sense of the story? Would the bank allow him to take his name off the mortgage if they owe more than it's worth? I figure the sum isn't enough to go suing over and prolonging a messy break up. A lot of this doesn't add up to me. He parent's would have to be involved on her side as she is a 21 year old low income earner. Any thoughts?