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Living with your partner can sometimes play havoc with your housing rights.

Whether you rent or own your home, there may be simple things you can do now to ensure you and your partner will always have a roof over your heads.

If you own your home with your partner you need to be sure you own in the right way for you both (it’s not as simple as you might think). Otherwise if something went wrong, one or both of you could be in for an unnecessarily horrible shock. See How do you own your home? (117 KB) for more details.

Similarly, if you rent your home, you need to be aware of what rights each of you would have if you split up or if one of you died, and what you can do now to improve them.

Housing law is very complicated. But fear not, we explain exactly what your rights are, and what you can do in Housing & LivingTogether (350 KB)

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Use the decision tree in our guide to Housing & LivingTogether to help you find out what your rights are.

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Married or not - One Plus One

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Married or not looks at the differences between marriage and cohabitation, what your rights are, and how to raise some of the trickier issues with your partner.

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