When does your spouse need to consent to a sale?

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Wedding rings 2The short answer: when they are actually a spouse.

There is a lot of confusion about who counts as a spouse in Ontario. For the purpose of consenting to the sale of a matrimonial home, however, you only need consent if you are legally married. A common law spouse is not a spouse for the purpose of a matrimonial home, and can’t block the sale.