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Hello, welcome to the website. My name isXXXXX can assist you with this.
Your partner can only touch your belongings with your consent.
As to your savings, the same principle applies, only with your consent.
If you have a joint bank account, it would be a good idea to speak to the bank and require joint signatures for anything to be taken out of the account.
They would action that immediately for you.
Okay, they can only have access with my consent. But do they have any legal rights to access, to which I would then have no option to allow access??
No, none at all.
They simply cannot access your property/funds without your consent. Consent has already been given on a joint bank mandate, so that needs to be withdrawn.
Then it's as simple as that.
Obviously, if goods belonging to one are in the property of both, physical access is possible and, unless you make it clear that they should not access/touch your chattels (goods), then there is implied consent. You need to negative that implied consent, and say "Do not touch my property" or words to that effect.
Okay, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX that's all.
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Yes, I suspected that it was a fairly straight forward situation, but just wanted confirmation. Which I have now received
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