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If I pay rent to my partner as she owns the unit what is a

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If I pay rent to my partner as she owns the unit what is a fair and reasonable settlement if I survive her.
We are both in 60 70 age bracket, she has assets and I don't we have been living together for 2 years and have recently moved into her unit.
God forbid but if she was to pass away in 6 months, 5 years and say twenty years
What is reasonable settlement.
I do not want to be thrown on the street by her children in this circumstance
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning,

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

How long have you been together? Are you a defacto couple and live and husband and wife?

Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning.

If you are defacto or married then the law allows you to make a claim. If she has children you will not get 100% but you will get the majority and the children get the balance.

The law will give you the first $135,000.00 increased by CPI until the date of death and the children get the remainder.

If not defacto or married then you have to challenge the children and show there is some interdependence and the court will decide.

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