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for a PDF guide to Marriage: your rights to your home. What are home rights? Why do I need to register my home rights? How can I find out whether my spouse owns the home? What if my spouse owns the property tly with someone else? How do I register my matrimonial home rights? Can I register my home rights against more than one property? Family home What about other properties? Can I transfer my home rights? Will my spouse know that I have registered my home rights? When do home rights end?
Extending home rights Cancelling home rights What if we own the property together? Mortgages What next? Useful contacts. This is known as matrimonial home rights. This guide tells you more about matrimonial home rights and how to register your matrimonial home rights. In this guide we refer to married couples and marriage, but the law is the same for civil partnership couples as well. For more information on civil partnerships, see A guide to entering into civil partnership.
In this guide we will refer to your husband, wife or civil partner as your spouse. If you are not married or in a civil partnership then this guide does not apply to you. Please see A guide to living together and the law and Owning property tly with your partner for further information. The law states that if one spouse owns the family home and the other spouse does not, the spouse who does not own the family home has home rights.
These home rights include the right to live in the family home and not be made to leave from the family home, unless there is an occupation order stating that you must leave. An occupation order is an order which sets out who can live in the family home, or who can enter which parts of the family home. For further information on occupation orders see our legal guide Domestic violence injunctions. If you do not currently live in the family home, you have the right to enter and live in the family home with the permission of the court. Example: Mohammed and Fatima are married and live in a 3 bedroom house.
Mohammed bought the family home before they were married and is the sole owner. They have recently split up and Mohammed has asked Fatima to leave the family home. Fatima has nowhere else to live. Fatima has home rights. This means that, even though she is not an owner of the family home, she still has a right to occupy the family home.
It is important to note that even though you may have home rights and a right to occupy the family home, you must register your home rights in order to fully protect yourself. By registering, your home rights will be on the legal documents for the home. This means that other people and organisations such as the Land Registry, banks and people who want to buy the property will know that you have home rights. It also means that your spouse cannot sell or mortgage the property without you knowing about it.
If you do not register your home rights then your spouse could sell or mortgage your home without you knowing about it. This may mean that you have to leave the property. It may also restrict your claims for finances on divorce. See A guide to financial arrangements after marriage breakdown for further information on financial claims on divorce. You can check this by looking at the official copies or title deeds for the family home. Title deeds applies to unregistered land, this is a set of documents which shows a history of the property.
Please see further details on registered and unregistered property below. If your spouse owns the home with someone else, for example with a friend or with parents, then you may not be able to register your home rights. This is complicated and you should contact a lawyer for further advice. There are different procedures for registered and unregistered property when applying to register home rights.
Registered property means the Land Registry holds a register of the property which includes details such as who owns the property. You can see the register by requesting official copies. To check whether you own the property you should contact the Land Registry and ask to see the official copy for the property. Unregistered property means details of the property are not held in a register by the Land Registry, but kept in separate documents. These documents are called title deeds. The title deeds will show who owns the property. Title deeds will normally be held by your mortgage provider.
If you do not have a mortgage the title deeds should be with an owner or may be held by a solicitor. Most properties today are registered. You can check with the Land Registry to see if your family home is registered. If the family home is registered, you can register your home rights by completing the form: notice of home rights: application HR1 and sending this to the Land Registry. At the time this guide was written, there is no fee for this application. However, you should contact the Land Registry for the latest information on fees. If the family home is unregistered, you can register your home rights by completing the form: class F land charge registration: application K2 and sending this to the Land Charges Department.
However, you should contact the Land Charges Department for the latest information on fees. You can only register your home rights against one property at a time. Home rights can only be registered against the family home. The family home is the main property you live in or lived in or intended to live in with your spouse during your marriage. It can be a house, a flat, a caravan, a house boat or other places that you can live in.
Example: Claire and Sophie are married. Claire owns two properties, one is located in London and one is located in Cornwall. Claire and Sophie live day to day and raise their children in the property located in London. During the holidays, the family stay in the property in Cornwall. Therefore Sophie may only register her home rights against the property in London. If you think that your spouse is going to sell or mortgage a holiday home, investment property or any other property then there are things you can do to stop this happening. You should speak to a lawyer urgently about putting a restriction on the property or getting an injunction to stop your spouse from selling the property.
You can ask the Land Registry to transfer your home rights from one property to another. You can only register home rights against one property at a time. This means that if you have registered your home rights for one property and register home rights for another, the home rights for the first property will be cancelled.
Transferring your registered home rights to a new property. If the family home is registered, you can transfer your home rights by completing the form: notice of home rights: application HR1 and sending this to the Land Registry. If the family home is unregistered, you can transfer your home rights by completing the form: class F land charge registration: application K2 and sending this to the Land Charges Department.
If the family home is registered and you have registered your home rights, your spouse will be informed by the Land Registry. The Land Registry will not withhold this information from your spouse. The Land Registry can put an application on hold for a week if you would like to reconsider your application. If the family home is not registered and you have registered your home rights, your spouse will not be informed by the Land Charges Department.
However, your spouse may still become aware that you have registered home rights by making enquires and searches with the Land Charges Department. If you are concerned that your spouse will become violent or abusive after being informed that you have registered your home rights, you should seek legal advice by contacting a lawyer or our advice lines before you register your home rights.
You may also want to consider an injunction. Please see our legal guide Domestic violence injunctions for further details. Home rights will end when the marriage ends for example, by divorce or on the death of either spouse. If the marriage is ended by divorce then the home rights will end on the date of your decree absolute. A decree absolute is an order from the court officially ending the marriage. Please see A guide to divorce or A guide to dissolving civil partnerships for further information.Looking for affairs uk
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