What the court can do depends on whether you are married or in a civil partnership and legally ending your relationship or not, or whether you’re cohabiting. The court’s decision will also depend on whether you have children, and your personal circumstances, such as finances and whether you have any alternative accommodation.
In the short-term, courts can issue occupation orders. These have the potential to reinforce rights to the home, exclude partners from the home or area, or allow re-entry to the home if necessary. The orders normally last a short amount of time, but in some circumstances, such as if you’re married, in a civil partnership or a joint contract-holder, they can last longer.
In the long-term, courts can transfer occupation contracts from one contract-holder to the other, or from one contract-holder to a non-contract-holder. They can declare that one partner lives in the home for a certain amount of time, or say that one partner should pay compensation to the other if, for example, the other partner has suffered financial loss through losing their home.