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Ensure unmarried cohabiting couples can inherit after five years.

Submitted by Susan Greenwood on Sunday 10th January 2021

Published on Monday 22nd February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 22nd August 2021

Current Signatures: 55
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Ensure ~ FIVE YEARS ~ Law

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Ensure unmarried cohabiting couples can inherit after five years.

Petition Details

Change the law for couples who have lived together for more than five years, who would currently inherit nothing without a will.

Additional Information

The current rules on inheritance don't give any automatic rights to unmarried cohabiting partners if there is no will, which could leave many people who live together without any protection. This needs to change


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