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Co-ownership disputes

Moving on from Stack v Dowden

What happens when an unmarried couple who have bought a property together split up? What exactly are their rights?
  • Express declarations of trust
  • The basic principles of Stack v Dowden - the leading case in this area of the law
  • Sole and joint legal ownership
  • Establishing a different share
  • Intention and fairness
  • Key post Stack cases - Jones v Kernott - change in circumstances
  • "Equitable accounting"
  • Orders for sale
  • Settling these cases
Trainer: Gary Webber

Level: Basic / intermediate

CPD: 2 hours

To mediate a co-ownership dispute click here.

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