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  • Using the court to resolve disputes

    How the court can help resolve your housing issues. Court orders are not granted automatically, and the sheriff will need to look at both your situations before making a decision.

  • Your rights if you share rented accommodation

    If you're moving into shared rented accommodation, your rights depend on who you live with and if you have a joint or separate tenancy. This page looks at your rights.

  • About shared ownership

    Shared ownership is a cross between renting and buying. This page explains how shared ownership schemes work, who is eligible to apply and how you can make an application.

  • Taking legal action

    If you and your partner cannot resolve your housing issues, you may have to go to court. What you need to do before considering court action, and how you can pay for it.

  • Financial issues if you break up with your partner

    Financial issues to consider if you break up with your partner, including housing costs and what happens if either of you have any debts, also known as "financial association"

  • What does a "family home" mean?

    The family home means where you and your partner live together. It can be rented, or one or both of you may own it. You don't have to have children to have a family home.

  • Why are you looking for accommodation?

    Whatever the reason you're looking for a new home, there is help for you find out more here.

  • Your rights if you or your partner own your home

    If you and/or your partner own your home, your rights will depend on the names on the title deeds and if you are married. This affects your housing rights if your relationship breaks down.

  • Living as separate households

    You may find you can't afford to move out of your shared home immediately. If your split has been amicable, you may be able to divide your home between you and live separately.

  • Mortgage arrears for joint mortgages

    If you have a joint mortgage, you are all equally liable for keeping up the repayments, even if someone moves out. The lender can pursue any one of you for the money if someone fails to pay.

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