Cohabitation

If you’d like to talk to us about cohabitation issues, please call our free legal helpline on freephone 0333 888 0404 for initial guidance, or send an email to us at [email protected]

The legal basis of cohabitation

There is no such thing as “common law” husband or wife.  The law does not offer the same protection to unmarried couples who are cohabiting, as it does to those who are married. 

Cohabitation agreements

If you are looking to move in with you partner and want to set out clearly how your individual assets, joint money or property should be treated then we can assist you in drafting a Cohabitation Agreement.  While these agreements are not legally binding, they can be used as evidence of your joint intentions in relation to money and property should you separate.  

Claims against your partner’s property

We can also advise you on any legal claim you might have in Trust law against a property that was in your partner’s sole name which you feel you should have a share of.

Your first step – Specialist advice from our cohabitation law solicitors

It’s important to get legal advice early on to make sure your interests are properly protected.

Awards and accreditations for our divorce solicitors

Slee Blackwell are proud to have been given the Employer of the Year Award by the Devon and Somerset Law Society and to be winners at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2018. Our divorce solicitors are also accredited by The Law Society in finance and children work.

Areas of Specialism:

Commercial Lease termination and disputed renewals, forfeiture action and forfeiture proceedings, commercial rent arrears recovery, dilapidation and service charge disputes. We also deal with Injunctions and breach of lease/derogation of grant and damages claims, county and High Court claims, break clause and lease assignment/underletting/alterations disputes, squatter/traveller eviction claims.
Services include: Section 8 & Section 21 Notices, possession proceedings, leasehold repair disputes, service charge disputesand restrictive covenant disputes.
Preparation of tenancy agreements for landlords.

Work with our team:

Paul Jordan
Non-practising Consultant
Paul is a Non-practising consultant who specialised in matrimonial law throughout his long career with Slee Blackwell.
Paul Jordan
Non-practising Consultant
Paul is a Non-practising consultant who specialised in matrimonial law throughout his long career with Slee Blackwell.