Awan Solicitors Croydon

Awan Solicitors Croydon

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Unmarried couples and ownership of property

Cohabitation is when unmarried couples live together. A large percentage of unmarried couples own homes and other assets jointly or individually but in the event of a separation have no idea how to deal with this aspect. At Awan Solicitors, we can assist you with the preparation of agreements and advise you on your individual rights as an unmarried couple.

This area of law comes under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) which we specialise in.

What is a Tolata claim?

TOLATA gives courts certain powers to resolve property disputes between unmarried couples. The court is asked to determine who are the legal and beneficial owners of a property and in what proportions. A TOLATA claim can be issued to determine whether jointly owned property should be sold.

The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA) gives the Court power to make decisions where there are property disputes between unmarried couples. The Court can make decisions on ownership of a property.

Why was Tolata created?

TOLATA, 1996 was introduced to address the problems which arose in separation cases when partners disagreed as to when to sell a property. This often led to spouses and children becoming homeless.

Who can bring a claim?

Any person who is a trustee of land or has an interest in property subject to a trust of land may make an application to the court for an order under this section.

Can beneficiaries of trust bring a claim against a trustee?

Claims against trustees are usually made by beneficiaries of the trust. However, co-trustees can also make a claim, as well as any third party with an interest in the trust – such as a creditor who is owed some of the assets.

Take the next step now! Come and talk to us.

We will be able to give you an overview of your case and an indication of the likely costs involved.

To arrange for an appointment, please contact us by telephone or email your details and we will call you back.

Childrens Solicitor & Child Custody Lawyer

We can assist you with reaching an agreement regarding which parent your children will live with and visiting rights for the non-custodial parent in a non-confrontational manner, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. If we cannot resolve the issues through negotiations then our highly experienced lawyers will attend court with you and fight for your case. 

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My first experience with family solicitors was very painful but Mr Awan has been a blessing for me. Out of my disappointment from mediation and my previous experience, I contacted Mr Awan. His professional advice, guidance and his valuable services provide me with the best I can get. I’m very pleased with their services and thanked them for everything they have done for me.

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Awan Solicitors

Airport House, Purley Way

Croydon, London  CR0 0XZ

Tel: 0208 781 1838

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