Breakdown in an unmarried relationship

Unmarried couples do not currently have the same protection as married couples, when a relationship breaks down. If you cannot agree a settlement between yourselves then court proceedings can be brought and disputes as to the ownership of property are governed by the Law of Property Act 1925 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. This can be a very complex area of law and legal advice is always advisable.