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

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

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No enforceable right to claim maintenance

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South African banks normally do not allow joint accounts for cohabitants

What happens when the relationship ends between the cohabitants?