Relationship breakdown

This section deals with housing rights when a relationship has ended. It covers rented properties and home ownership. There is also a section on housing and domestic abuse.

This content applies to Scotland

Married tenants

This section looks at the different ways of resolving disputes between married couples over who can/will remain in the family home if their marriage ends. 

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Civil partner tenants

This section looks at the rights civil partners have with regards to the tenancy and the home in the event that their relationship breaks down. 

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Cohabiting tenants

This section looks at the different ways of resolving disputes between cohabiting couples over who can/will remain in the home if their relationship has ended. 

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Married owner occupiers

This section looks at occupancy rights and at the different ways of dividing property available to couples if their marriage ends. Find Out More >>

Civil partner owner occupiers

This section looks at different ways of dividing property available to partners if the event of the relationship breaking down. 

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Cohabiting owner occupiers

This section looks at the different ways of dividing property that are available to co-habiting owner-occupiers if their relationship ends. 

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Housing and domestic abuse

Domestic abuse occurs when someone close to a person behaves towards that person in a way that inflicts physical, mental or emotional injury. 

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