Housing rights of married joint tenants
Situation of married people and civil partners who are joint tenants or joint licensees and whose relationship has broken down.
For spouses and civil partners who are joint tenants or licensees, the relevant law after the breakup is a combination of matrimonial, family and housing law.
Occupation orders that married joint tenants or licensees can apply for to enforce, declare or restrict rights to occupy the home after the breakup.
Liability for rent of joint tenants or licensees where their marriage or civil partnership has broken down.
Occupation position of separating spouses could be decided without involving the courts, including by assigning or surrendering the tenancy.
Various orders the court can make to decide who stays in the home in the long term after divorce or separation.