Cohabitees obtains significant share of former partner’s property

January 2014

Anneka who was in her mid-30s was in a long-term cohabitation arrangement which broke down leaving her in a house owned by her former cohabitee who demanded a sale.  There was a significant argument about financial contributions towards the purchase of the property that following negotiations Anneka established a 28% share in the house which will now enable her to acquire suitable alternative accommodation for herself and her son.