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In the case where a property is owned under both your name and your partner’s or spouse’s, regardless of the size of assets invested in the property you could be entitled to half. However, if you have made a prior written agreement, you will be entitled to whatever amount is stated within that agreement if it can be proved that both parties have agreed to it. If children are involved and no such agreements have been made or contributions towards mortgage, it may be that one party has the right to live in the property separately if there is no alternative for the children concerned.
During a relationship breakdown, cohabitation rights can become disputed. Without a cohabitation agreement, which would have set out the terms in case that are to apply in the event of the relationship breaking down then the absence of an agreement an application to court may be required. You can rely on Goodwins for expert legal advice; we strive to resolve any cohabitation disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimum disturbance to the lifestyle of you and your children.
To avoid any of the above situations, we can help you devise a cohabitation agreement which is a contract between you and your partner which clearly defines the terms of what should happen to your property if you separate in the future. Our specialist team can offer help and advice regarding all of the options available to you should a dispute arise.