Housing rights of married sole homeowners
Housing rights of married and civil partners during the relationship and after the breakup if the home is owned by one of them.
Legislation covering relationship breakdown issues for sole owners and their civil partners or spouses includes family law and property law.
Rights of people who are married or in a civil partnership to occupy the home if the property is in one name.
The court can make an occupation order to decide who can live in the home after the breakup between sole owners and their spouses or civil partners.
The ways for a non-owning spouse or civil partner to prevent the sale include registering pending legal proceedings or their home rights.
Courts can make different types of injunctions or a search order to prevent sale of the home by a sole owner in serious cases.
Limited circumstances in which a non-owning spouse or civil partner may stay in the matrimonial home after a sale or disposal by the sole owner.
Different ways to decide who stays in the home in the long term that do not involve the courts, and orders the court can make.
Rules for sole owners on mortgage and maintenance payments on the breakdown of marriage or civil partnership.