Q: My wife bought a condo before we got married and now we are renting it out. But my name isn't on mortgage paperwork.
There is no power of attorney at all. Do I have any legal right in signing my name on the lease agreement? My wife's health has deminished over last few years
A: If your name is not on the Title (Deed) then your signature is not necessary to execute a valid lease. Talk to a lawyer, get a POA so if push comes to shove and you need to evict you have the authority to engage an attorney to do so on behalf of a spouse who may not be able.
Your signature is only required if there is going to be an outright transfer of the property.
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