It may seem outdated, but unmarried couples are not protected by law in the same way that married couples or civil partners are. In setting up home with your partner there are lots of issues to consider and it can definitely be worthwhile getting legal advice both to consider the best way to purchase the dwelling and to find out your rights and where you stand.
The Law Society has published some useful guidance for those planning to live together, which outlines things worth considering, which you can read here.
Collins Solicitors in Watford strongly advises couples considering co-habiting to seek advice from the firm’s conveyancing unit, headed up by solicitor Vipin Adhia, as to how the property should be purchased, and from Rebekah Gershuny or Elaine O’Brien in the firm’s family department, regarding a Living Together or Cohabitation Agreement which can cover all aspects of a couple’s arrangements and what should happen if they separate.
Please contact Vipin Adhia, Rebekah Gershuny or Elaine O’Brien on 01923223 324 or through firstname.lastname@example.org