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Unmarried Couples / Cohabitees

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I have cohabited with someone for a number of years in a property she owns. During this time I financed improvements and extensions to it which resulted in a studio apartment which is rented out. What does this mean in terms of property rights /obligations if we are cohabitees ?

Property Rights Unmarried Couples / Cohabitees

The ‘assumption of partnership’ in property does not apply to the original property owned by one of the parties before they cohabited . However, it does apply to the improvement and extension to the property and to the rent gained from it. You will ,however, have to prove your status and your financial contribution to the building of the studio.

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