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My wife and I moved into a rented property last week. If

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Hello,
My wife and I moved into a rented property last week.
If the tenancy agreement was in both of our names but only signed by my wife, would it be valid still? Also, if it wasn't valid, would our tenancy agreement now be classed as a verbal agreement?
Many Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for your question. I am a qualified solicitor.
As you will be joint tenants and both verbally agreed to the tenancy, and if you have provided the deposit or if you have paid rent then it would be valid. It will still be a written agreement and, even though only signed by your wife you will have rights of occupation arising out of the marriage and both of you are bound by it as both your intentions were to agree to it.
Please do let me know if you have any further questions.
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