No preclusion of being in shared accommodation andSome of the factors to be considered in deciding whether the partners satisfy the requirement include:
Knowledge of each other's personal circumstances
financial aspects of the relationship, joint financial commitments such as real estate or other assets and sharing day-to-day household expenses
the nature of the household, including living arrangements and joint care and responsibility for any children of the relationship
the social aspects of the relationship, provided in statements (statutory declarations) by friends and acquaintances and
the nature of the commitment, including duration of the relationship, how long the couple has been living together and whether they see the relationship as a long-term one.
I do not know where you have read that daisy but it is possible if you do not have good supporting documentation of living as a couple in a relationship and I expect that in living in a shared house a couple may have less of that.Ive just read somewhere that if you live together in a shared house you are not eligable for a defacto - is this correct?!