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The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA)

In plain English, this means unmarried Couples' Rights. 

If you and your ex-partner own or one of you owns a property you shared while living together as a couple, then you might be able to make a TOLATA claim. 


The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA) gives the Court power to make decisions where there are property disputes between unmarried couples.


At Penn Chambers Solicitors, we are experts in this complex area of law. Our Civil Litigation team has experience making and defending TOLATA claims.

The Court can make decisions on:

Ownership of a property and/ or who can remain in the property.

TOLATA allows you to claim, even if you’re not named on the deeds to the property.

Please contact us to find out...

...if you should consider settling out of court;

... the process for making a TOLATA claim.


Our specialist TOLATA solicitors can assist with:

  • Protecting you from future TOLATA claim being made if your relationship breaks down.

  • Settle your property dispute out of court.

  • Make a TOLATA claim.

  • Defend a claim made against you.

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