Kensington and Chelsea is a hot spot for divorce, separation and relationship breakdown, even in non-married couples.
Other hotspots in the capital include Southwark, Fulham, Islington and Hackney, all with a divorce rate of around 10%. These are only topped by areas such as Norwich, Hastings, Blackpool, Lincoln and Plymouth.
A large percentage of unmarried couples own homes and other assets jointly or individually but in the event of a relationship breakdown, have no idea how to deal with this aspect.
Awan Solicitors can assist 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 often called TOLATA, which is the area 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.
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 unmarried partners and children becoming homeless. This law serves to address the issues that lead to situations where this occurs.
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