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My spouse common law left our home with h is rent last Wen

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Hello my spouse common law left our home with h is rent last Wen she informed me on sat that we were threw and she didn't know when she would be back I have changed the locks since sat informed her of this as well as informed her that she is free the get her personal belongings anytime as long as she is with a witness we have lived together almost two years and been at this home since last Feb last year she signed a new lease last weekend but didn't put me on it unknown to me what can I do
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I have legal right to change locks as long as I have keys for land lord
Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

I'm very sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you saying that she is the only one on the lease?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

Why did the landlord let her do this?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
There friends and I was unaware that I wasn't in the new lease
Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

That makes no sense because then the landlord evicted you illegally.

I suggest you speak to the landlord and state that you will take the landlord before the landlord tenant board or court if the landlord doesn't immediately put you back on the lease.

However, you do not have the right to change the locks unless you are on the lease alone.

Do you see what I mean?

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