8 What does the law provide for the property of registered and non-registered partners?

The above is applicable mutatis mutandis to registered partners1 (see Articles 1:80a – 1:80g BW). The rules of private international law are substantively different, see for this

1 In the Netherlands, individuals of both the same and different sex can solemnise a marriage with one another and enter into a registered partnership.

Articles 10:70 – 10:85 BW. The BW contains no regulations for unregistered cohabitants. However, cohabitants may conclude agreements in a cohabitation contract, which is generally established in an authentic instrument. Cohabitants also often make last wills for the benefit of one another.