News Article

Broken engagements and property

Broken engagements and property rights are easily overlooked if you have lived with someone, got engaged, but did not have your name on the deeds and the engagement has come to an end according to Cheshire family solicitors Stonehewer Moss. It is understandable that you might assume you have no case about the house that perhaps your ex talked you into just being in his or her name. Trust law disputes can be expensive and in the absence of a lot of reliable evidence, difficult to prove. Sometimes your decision to buy together cannot be adequately revisited if you made unequal contributions because of your decisions when you bought ,upon  the paperwork. However, the couple who engage have a couple of options if money was spent by one of them who did not have his or her name on the title. You may have acquired an interest in the house by virtue of your expenditure and have a statutory right to sue to recover the value of your interest that may not involve complex trust law disputes. Both the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 1970 and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970 are potentially available to you and a bit of advice is worth taking with a view to negotiating a settlement or seeking court redress. Arbitration or mediation are available.Sometimes a letter explaining your entitlement may trigger sensible advice on both sides. If a trust issue is suggested by your circumstances, that can be explored by negotiation within a budget out of court. Broken engagements and property rights are not always  about costly trust disputes.  

For advice and negotiation of post engagement disputes please call 01606 872200 or e mail


Watch our videos

For more information about how we can help you with your claim, call us on 01606 87 22 00, or email us at

The Personal Injury Team

Our team are dedicated to achiving the best possible outcome for our clients. Read more here

Dominic Moss

Senior Partner

Dominic Moss Personal Injury Solicitor 87 22 00

Sarah Allison

Partner 87 22 00

Thomas Owen


Tom Owen Personal Injury Lawyer 87 22 00

Julie Capper

Office Administrator 87 22 00

What our clients say about us

Rate Stonehewermoss Solicitors

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, Citadel House, Solvay Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4DP

Solicitors in Northwich covering Chester, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington, Winsford, and across Cheshire.

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors is a trading style of the Stonehewer Moss Limited, Registered in England No. 542 6583 and PIPLaw
which is a firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 471159

Contact Us

Contact Us

To get in touch simply fill out the short form below and we will reply very shortly, and definitely within 24 hours. The online enquiry form is completely safe and secure, and your details will not be available to anyone other than Stonehewer Moss Solicitors.

Contact Form

Get in touch today!

Complete the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible to help you with your enquiry. Your personal details are never shared or sold.

Alternatively, call us on 01606 87 22 00, or email us at

This website uses Cookies to improve your browsing experience and to help with our marketing. You can read more about removing Cookies here.

I'm fine with this