This page is targeted at housing professionals. Our main site is at

Resolving occupation disputes

This content applies to England & Wales

Ways in which occupation disputes can be resolved.

Dispute resolution

In some cases, it may not be possible for a couple to live together. 

Occupation orders under FLA 1996

The occupation orders that can be granted under the Family Law Act 1996. 

Eligibility to apply

Which cohabitant joint owners are eligible to apply for an occupation order. 

Joint owner cohabitants

The occupation orders that are available for joint owner cohabitants. 

Joint owner former cohabitants

Occupation orders that are available for joint owner former cohabitants. 

Back to top