Posted by Riaz Munir | Trainee
On 20th February 2017
According to the Office of National Statistics in 2016 the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016 were co-habiting couples; more than doubling from 1.3 million to 3.3 million families. Many of these relationships will inevitably come to an end. The government has now introduced the Cohabitation Bill 2016-2017; due for its second reading in the House of Lords. The aim is to create protection of cohabitants’ rights and also provide certainty and clarity in the midst of the current case law conundrum.