Posted on 21.2.17
Linzi Perriman, Associate in Family Law, was featured in the Daily Mail’s Property Clinic article ‘My partner is moving into my house, do we need an agreement to protect me if we split?’
Speaking on the topic of cohabitation agreements, Linzi said: “Unlike with divorce or civil partnership dissolution there are no set of rules which apply when you split up with someone you have been cohabiting with.
Contrary to popular belief there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’. Having a cohabitation agreement properly drawn up early on reduces the chance of arguments later down the line.
At a time when more people are deciding to cohabit rather than marry this is particularly relevant. The law may change in the future but under the current proposals if you have a cohabitation agreement this will take precedence over any new scheme which comes in.”