The law does not treat cohabiting couples the same as married couples or civil partners and there is no automatic entitlement to any funds or assets.
However, you can still make a financial claim.
In order to do this, you will have to show that you suffered an economic disadvantage while living together. Secondly, you also need to show that your former partner received an economic advantage during that period.
However, importantly, any financial claim under the 2006 Act must be made within one year of the date the couple cease to cohabit. That means that Court papers must be drafted, lodged with the relevant Court and then served on the former partner within that one year period, otherwise the right to make a claim will be lost.