Buying a house is more than the transfer of ownership, and entails multiple issues that need addressing. If you are living together, but are not married and not registered civil partners, it is recommended that you document a number of agreements in advance. It is also important to make arrangements for your estate in the event of your death. If the transfer of your property is executed by Hartman LMH, we can offer the added service of drafting a cohabitation agreement.
For cohabitating unmarried couples/ couples who are not registered civil partners, it is recommended that you document agreements between the both of you in a notarial cohabitation agreement. This includes agreements concerning household expenses and your home and movables. For instance, you may decide that the joint home and movables will be left to the surviving partner in the event of death. Drawing up a cohabitation agreement may also be sensible for tax reasons and in order to ensure entitlement to the partner pension. We would be pleased to discuss the options and advantages of a notarial cohabitation agreement with you.