If you think your partner has no interest in the property you share because they did not contribute financially to it, think again.
Sharon Blades has won her claim to a half share in a large country house bought by her former partner Christopher Rowland in 2009 as joint tenants with no declaration of trust.
Rowland paid the whole of the £1.6 million purchase price but lost his claim to sole ownership after the relationship ended.
He did succeed in obtaining £60,000 in occupation rent from Blades because she had excluded him from the house for several years.
Had the couple made a declaration of trust when they bought the property this case would probably not succeeded as Christopher Rowland could have relied upon it like any contract.