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Living Together - Common Law Rights

Your rights if you move in with a partner will depend on whether you rent or own your home and whether you are married or in a civil partnership. Many people believe that if they live together, they have the same cohabitation rights as a married couple. This is not the case. There's no such thing as common law marriage in Scotland and you will have fewer rights if you just live together than you would do if you were married or in a civil partnership.

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