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Rights for cohabitants

Rights for cohabitants

Greer, Sarah J. (2007) Rights for cohabitants. The Legal Executive, Octobe. pp. 20-21. ISSN 0024-0362

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Reviews the guidance given by the House of Lords in Stack v Dowden on quantifying the beneficial interests of cohabiting parties in their former family home when one party seeks to rebut the presumption of joint beneficial ownership. Comments on the subsequent application of the principles by the county court in Adekunle v Ritchie and by the Privy Council in Abbott v Abbott, highlighting the approaches used to establish an equitable interest and to quantify the parties' shares in the properties. Considers whether statutory intervention is now needed to resolve the difficulties. [From Legal Journals Index]

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: beneficial interests, co-ownership, declarations of trust, family home, unmarried couples,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
K Law > K Law (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
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