I own my property (Experiencing a relationship breakdown?)

When you first split up, your options are likely to be:

  • one person staying in the home while the other moves out
  • both leaving and moving to new places
  • continuing to live together, but as separate households (i.e. not as a couple)

Matrimonial Home Rights

Your legal rights on whether you will be able to continue to live in the property will depend on whether you have any housing or 'matrimonial home rights' to a property.

Further information and advice on housing rights for couples who are splitting up from Shelter >>