|23||Title:||LAW AMENDMENT AND REFORM (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||E.R. 1 of 2013|
|Section:||24||Heading:||Property of engaged couples||Version Date:||25/04/2013|
(1) Where an agreement to marry is terminated, any rule of law relating to the rights of husbands and wives in relation to property in which either or both has or have a beneficial interest shall apply, in relation to any property in which either or both of the parties to the agreement had a beneficial interest while the agreement was in force, as it applies in relation to property in which a husband or wife has a beneficial interest.
(2) Where an agreement to marry is terminated, sections 6 and 7 of the Married Persons Status Ordinance (Cap 182) (which sections confer power on a judge to settle disputes between husband and wife about property) shall apply, as if the parties were married, to any dispute between, or claim by, one of them in relation to property in which either or both had a beneficial interest while the agreement was in force; but an application made by virtue of this section to the judge under the said sections shall be made within 3 years of the termination of the agreement.