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You are living in your unmarried partner's home.
You have another property in your sole name.
You want to know if your unmarried partner has any claim on the property in your sole name.
Is the above correct?
It's fine. Do you pay rent to your partner in the property you are living in, or contribute to household expenses?
The basic position is that an unmarried partner in a relationship where there are no children would not be able to claim against your property in the event that you break up.
In order to do so they would either have had to have helped financially in the purchase of the property or repaying the mortgage on the property or spent capital on improving the property which then increased it's value. This is not what we have here and so your partner would not be able to establish an interest in your sole property. It is also quite an expensive application to make.
If there are any debts which you owe your partner as a result of the relationship which you cannot repay then if the agreements that lead to these debts were understood to be legally binding (ie. a legal obligation upon you to repay money to your partner) then your partner could sue you for these if you did not repay them. If your partner obtained judgement then they could apply for a charging order against your property, meaning that you would have to repay the sum upon sale of the property.
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