Property disputes between cohabiting couples on the breakdown of a relationship seem inevitable, particularly where the shared home is in the sole name of one partner.
In the UK, the number of unmarried couples has twice increased since the middle of the 1990s. It rose to nearly three million, while the number of children living with unmarried parents has risen from 0.9 million in 1996 to 1.8 million in 2012 (Papworth, 2013, p. 1). Also, there are about 6,000 same-sex couples, who are not in a civil partnership and who have children.
Virtually, there is no significant change ...