If you and your partner are about to purchase a home or property, it is important to establish how you will own it and what would happen to the shares in the event of separation. Cohabitation Agreements are considered essential to unmarried couples who wish to avoid the considerable cost and distress of having to apply to the Court for their share to be realised on separation.
The law relating to property rights between unmarried couples is particularly complex and cohabitees are treated differently to married couples. Litigation in this area is expensive and lengthy and therefore the old adage of a ‘stich in time saves nine’ is never more relevant than in this area. We can provide advice and assistance in drawing up a Cohabitation Agreement which we offer on a fixed fee basis which will provide you with the surety and security in the knowledge that your investment is protected if things do go wrong in the future.