Help for cohabiting couples

Most people tend to think that if you live with your partner for a couple of years you get the same rights as married couples. But this isn’t true. Couples who live together have hardly any rights automatically. 

We want to ensure that cohabiting couples have the knowledge, skills and practical help they need to take the simple steps required to protect themselves and their families. On these pages we explain exactly what rights unmarried couples living together really have, and show you how to make a Cohabitation Agreement to avoid the most common problems. We explain what rights you have as a cohabiting couple separating, what you need to understand if you are buying property with a partner, and how moving in with a partner, or splitting up with a partner effects your benefits.