Are you in a relationship?

As you probably know, if you are in a relationship of three or more years duration you will be subject to the equal sharing provisions of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (unless you enter into a “Contracting Out Agreement” or “Prenup.”) This applies to marriages, civil unions and de facto relationships and in the case of marriages and civil unions any immediately preceding de facto relationship between the parties will be counted as part of the marriage or civil union. Whilst the date of marriage or entry into a civil union will be obvious, it is not always obvious when a de facto relationship starts. In fact, two people in a relationship can have different ideas as to when their rela

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