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My partner has changed the locks of a property that we

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My partner has changed the locks of a property that we jointly own. Can I open the door using locksmith while he is out?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Are there any court orders in place excluding you from the property?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not that I am aware of. I am currently outside the property with the police and locksmith. Police tells me I have to have a court order to open and change the locks.
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. If the property is in joint names and there are no exclusion orders you have a legal right to enter and occupy the property due to being a joint owner. She has no right to change the locks without a court order.

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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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