Unmarried Couples

Specialist property matters and disputes solicitors helping you with all property related matters for unmarried couples.

Disputes over property often arise when a relationship breaks down and ex-partners disagree on how to deal with any property as a consequence of that break up. Individuals may have different positions on whether the property ought to be sold if so, disagreements over the proportion of the equity each of them may be entitled to.

The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA) allows the Court to decide what happens to a property when an unmarried couple cannot agree what should happen to their property once they separate or have separated.

You may have interest in a property even if the property is not in your name.

For immediate assistance, please call us now on 020 3795 6043 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will be delighted to help you.

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To show that you have interest in a property, it is often necessary to consider:

  1. What was the intention of the parties and what was agreed when the property was purchased, or when you or your partner moved into it;
  2. Who contributed what towards the purchase price;
  3. Who contributed what towards the mortgage repayments;
  4. Who paid for or towards renovations in relation to the property;

If it is determined that you may in fact have an interest in the property, it may be necessary to apply to the Court for a Judge to determine what your share in the property may actually be worth. The Court can also force the sale of a property, or enable you to re-occupy a former family home if your ex-partner refuses to leave.

The rules that may apply to your case may be different if you and your ex-partner were engaged at any time.

It is a complex area of law and expert legal advice should be sought as soon as possible to avoid falling short of strict time limits that apply when bringing such a claim.

We can help you resolve matters quickly and cost effectively and secure a successful result.

Ventura Law will guide you through this complex legal process, whether you are defending or fighting for your rights in a property.

We have very recently been instructed on:

  • A dispute between ex-partners where the property was in one partner’s name but the other partner provided funds to purchase the property;
  • A dispute between ex-partners where the property was in one partner’s name but the other partner contributed towards mortgage payments and renovations over a significant period of time.
  • A dispute between ex-partners where the property was bought jointly, however upon the breakdown of the relationship one partner stayed at the property for various years whilst the other one moved out. A dispute arose as to the extent of each party’s beneficial interest in the property.

Himanshu has been in the profession for over 25 years and is an experienced and highly skilled litigator with vast experience in TOLATA claims. He is analytical, methodical and always strives to ensure the best outcome is achieved for his clients.

Ventura Law regularly represents clients in the range of legal matters that arise in relation to property ownership and interests. We have acted and secured excellent outcomes for many clients in TOLATA disputes and issues relating to ownership and beneficial interest in properties.

About Ventura Law

Unmarried CouplesHimanshu has been in the profession for over 25 years and is an experienced and highly skilled commercial lawyer, litigator and employment law adviser. He is analytical, methodical and always strives to ensure the best outcome is achieved for his clients.

Himanshu regularly represents directors, as well as shareholders and business owners in the range of legal matters that can arise. He is particularly experienced in employment disputes, and issues between partners, shareholders and directors.

Himanshu is also regularly instructed by other lawyers, accountants, doctors, dentists, surveyors, etc in their legal matters.

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For immediate assistance, please call us now on 020 3795 6043 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will be delighted to help you.

“Himanshu was extremely professional, knowledgeable and very supportive whilst advising me.
He has excellent at listening and grasped immediately what the key points of the case were. His negotiation skills are superb and the positive result of my case is evidence of this. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Kathryn Tackley

Anything posted in this article is for general information only and is not intended to provide legal advice.