If you’ve been married or in a civil union or de facto relationship for more than 3 years, relationship property will be divided equally, unless the court thinks that would be extremely unfair.
Together less than 3 years
If your marriage or civil union has lasted less than 3 years, the family home and contents will be shared based on what each of you has brought to the marriage or civil union if:
they were owned by 1 of you before the marriage or civil union began
they were received by 1 of you as a gift or under a will during the marriage or civil union
1 of you made a far greater contribution to the marriage or civil union.
Most people who have lived together in a de facto relationship for less than 3 years will not be covered by the Property (Relationships) Act 1976, unless there’s a child involved or 1 person has made a significant contribution to the relationship.