What are cohabitants
Cohabitants are people who are living together as a couple, but who are not married to each other or who have not formed a civil partnership (the status available to same-sex couples who register their relationship).
There are a number of reasons why couples who live together don’t get married. For example:-
Cohabitation has risen considerably over recent years and people often believe that there is some protection in law on the basis that they are “common law spouse.” The fact is however that common-law marriage hasn’t existed in Britain since 1753. No one acquires rights over someone else’s property simply by living with them.