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Tenant's 'shadow' partner - guarantor or joint tenant?

This week's question comes from Kelly (paraphrased): I have a lady tenant with kids who would prefer not to put her partner’s name on the tenancy agreement because her WINZ supplement would then be discontinued. I think she will need his income to be able to afford the property and if he is staying there I want him to be responsible for the rent, damage etc. Is it a good idea to add ...
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Duncan King Law: Investment Property and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“PRA”) sets out the rules for how couple’s property is dealt with. The PRA applies to couples who are married, or in a civil union, or de facto relationship, a category which includes couples who don’t live together. The PRA divides property (which includes assets and liabilities) into relationship property, which is most often shared equally b...
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