Cohabiting tenants: What are the rules?

Verified 10 April 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

When a couple lives in a cohabitation (common law union), the rules that apply differ depending on whether the two concubines or only one of them are on the lease. The spouse whose name is not on the lease does not have the right to remain in the dwelling when the other decides to give notice to the landlord. However, in the event of abandonment of the dwelling or death, the surviving non-signatory spouse may remain in the premises, under certain conditions.

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