Put simply…

What is the common mistaken belief people often have?

So, what exactly is the correct law surrounding cohabitation?

When a cohabitant dies without a valid will, their partner has no right to inherit under the Interstate Succession Act


Cohabitant can also not rely on the provisions of the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act to secure maintenance on the death of a partner.


No enforceable right to claim maintenance


South African banks normally do not allow joint accounts for cohabitants

What happens when the relationship ends between the cohabitants?