Housing rights of cohabiting joint homeowners
Rights to occupy the home in the short or long term, to prevent sale and to pay mortgage after breakup between joint owners.
Legislation covering relationship breakdown issues of joint owning cohabiting couples combines family and property law.
Two or more people can be joint owners of the property, beneficial joint tenants or tenants in common.
Rights of cohabiting joint owners to occupy their home and the ways to establish each joint owner's interest in the property.
Resolving occupation disputes by applying to courts for an occupation order to enforce, declare or restrict rights to occupy the home.
A joint owner may be able to prevent sale of the home by the other joint owner or challenge the transaction.
Ways in which decisions can be made as to selling the property or which one of the joint owners stays in the home in the long term.
Rules on mortgage payments and loans on the property for cohabiting joint owners on the breakdown of a relationship.