I separated and my ex-partner has recently been asking for money.
I don''t have any but I suspect she is going to try to get a secured loan on our jointly owned house.
I know it requires both signatures but what if she forges my name?
I''ve read somewhere that a note can be added to the Land Registry to prevent this.
Is this true?
Is there anything else I can do?
Needless to say, forging a signature is a criminal offence and the transaction would be void, but I seem to recollect that the Land Registry have some sort of scheme in place, the essence of which is that a registered proprietor is notified before any dealings with the property are registered.
Whether this is still so, I don''t know, but you will find the Land Registry pretty helpful. I wish all Government departments were this good.