When a relationship breaks down one of the most frequently asked questions is “who will get the home?” This guide will help you help you deal with a client who is separating from a partner, or who is a victim of domestic violence in the home will need to have an understanding of different areas of housing law and policy and rights of the client to remain in a property/tenancy.
This guide will include:
- Occupation rights of spouses & cohabitees, whether owner-occupiers or tenants, following a relationship breakdown;
- Impact of domestic violence legislation on occupation rights;
- Rehousing options after a couple separates