The rights of cohabiting couples are significantly fewer than if you are married or in a civil partnership. It is a common misconception that couples who cohabit for a period of time become ‘common law husband and wife’. As no such law exists it is a wise idea to minimise the legal and financial implications should you decide to separate or if one of you dies.
A relationship breakdown or the loss of a partner is devastating. Your home is your most important and valuable asset and having no legal definition to outline what would happen to your home can have a significant impact.
If you own a property with someone you cohabit with then we strongly advise you enter into a cohabitation agreement. At Tayntons we want to help you protect your interests and your future which is why we offer legal advice and guidance on such matters. We can help you to safeguard your families future and support you through the process. This is why we are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
To find out more contact our Gloucester solicitors who are on hand to help you with your residential property needs.