When cohabitation breaks down the law that applies to the parties property rights is not the same law that applies to a married couple on divorce. There is no such thing as a Common Law marriage.
However even if property is in the other person’s sole name you may be able to make a claim. The law about this can be extremely complex. It would be foolish to rely upon what friends or your ex-partner says are your rights, or lack of them. We can advise and assist so that you can make informed decisions.
For more information see our library section on “Cohabitation and the Family Home”.