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A Cohabitation Agreement

Eleanor Barber
Eleanor Barber
| September 15, 2017

Whilst it may not sound overly romantic, unmarried homeowners planning to let a partner move in, either at the time of purchase or at any later stage, should always enter into a professionally drafted cohabitation agreement.

Such an agreement can not only regulate the property’s occupation, but more importantly, will expressly record the intentions of the parties about future ownership. In the absence of such an express agreement, it may be possible for the non legal owner to succesfully claim an interest in the property at a later stage. Claims of this nature are increasing in frequency, and the easiest way to avoid them,  and the ensuing expensive litigation, is through an express cohabitation agreement.

At Nash & Co, our expert family law team can fully advise you and prepare a bespoke cohabitation agreement designed to meet your specific needs and circumstances.


Eleanor Barber Cohabitation AgreementsEleanor joined the Nash Family Law Team in December 2015.  She has over 10 years family law expertise including prenuptial agreements, relationship breakdown, cohabited agreements and disputes, financial settlements and all matters relating to children.

Eleanor has been a full member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2010 and is also a member of Resolution which encourages cases to be pursued and resolved in a non antagonistic manner.

“Please pass on our thanks to Eleanor for her fabulous representation of Terry, and the fantastic outcome. We all appreciate her hard work and thoroughness. Everyone is delighted.”
-Mrs H

Eleanor can be contacted on 01752 827026 or emailed at