Deciding what to do with your family home
If you are splitting up from your partner, but aren’t married or in a civil partnership, there may be steps you can take to protect your home rights. What you can do depends on who owns the property. Find out what steps you should take.
If you are getting divorced or dissolving your civil partnership, you should make sure you protect your rights to the family home. This is particularly important if the home is owned by your husband, wife or civil partner. Find out what steps you should take.
If you rent your home with your ex-partner, and you’re not married or in a civil partnership, one or both of you may have the right to carry on living in your home – at least in the short term – if you decide to split up. It will depend on whose name is on the tenancy agreement and what type of tenancy you have. Find out what your options are.
If you rent your home with your husband, wife or civil partner, you will have to work out whether one of you will carry on living in the property or if you can end the tenancy. Find out what your options are if you split up.