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If someone is subject to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference, can they remove the violent partner from the deeds to a property and the mortgage without their permission?

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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 10/03/2020

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If someone is subject to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference, can they remove the violent partner from the deeds to a property and the mortgage without their permission?

A Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a meeting convened with the aim of protecting an adult victim of domestic abuse. Typical attendees at a MARAC will include representatives of the police, children’s services, and housing officers who will share information and assess the best way forward to protect the victim and any relevant children from the alleged perpetrator. Typically, the victim does not attend the meeting but instead is represented by an independent domestic violence advisor.

Actions in respect of accommodation that may result from a MARAC include finding a place in a refuge for the victim or the sourcing of alternative council accommodation by the local authority. The attendees at a MARAC do not have the authority to vary the legal and beneficial title to

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