My husband and i jointly bought a house (to be a marital home after he leaves the forces) and we rent it out.
The marriage has hit the rocks and i need to move in to the house with our children but...the agreement with the letting agents is in his name only, therefore they wont deal with me to talk about notice to tenants etc. Therefore i am stuck as am powerless to gain access to my house as he will not do this as wants to sell the house. What can i do?
Furthermore, i have found out he has approached estate agents to sell the house - without my permission!
If you jointly own the house then he cannot sell without your agreement. If you know who the estate agents are that he has approached, you should
contact them to let them know you are the joint owner and that you have not agreed to sell.
As far as the letting agreement goes, I am not sure how he was able to enter into a letting agreement without your agreement. Did you sign something? You may well need legal advice
on this one. You could always ask the Citizen's Advice Bureau to see if they are able to give you advice on this one.
Bear in mind that, if the property is let out, you may not have a residential mortgage. This would need to be changed if you intend to live there. Unfortunately if both your names are on the mortgage, he would need to sign any documents to make changes to the mortgage.
Ultimately this may have to be sorted out as part of a financial settlement if the marriage has broken down completely and you end up getting a divorce.