Author Articles by Sonja Williams

The myth of common law marriage

Cohabitation Agreements

With recent rises in divorce rates it may come as no surprise that co-habitation is the fastest growing family type in the UK, with over 3 million people living in this type of relationship.

However, contrary to popular myth there is no such thing as ‘common-law marriage’, leaving cohabiting partners with very limited legal protection should their relationship end.
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Landlords! Have you protected your tenant’s deposit?

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Deposits

If you are a landlord for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you have not protected your tenant’s deposit, you may not be able to take back possession of your property when the tenancy ends.

Under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices & Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015, which came into force on 1st October 2015, failing to protect your tenant’s deposit has two consequences; one of which being that you cannot end the tenancy or regain possession until the deposit has been repaid or a court case has ended…
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