The way of protecting yourself and your family and your home is to get him to sign a cohabitation agreement whereby he agrees that he will not bring a claim against the property in the event you split up. It is absolutely essential that he takes legal advice on the effect of that agreement before signing.
If you think he’s going to be upset by the very thought that you should even suggest this, I would advise caution because anyone in circumstances like this, if they genuinely were thinking that they would never make a claim, quite readily enter into a cohabitation agreement.
It doesn’t matter what the financial arrangement is between you if you are cohabiting, you still have to declare it for benefit purposes.
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