Need some legal advice! Up until January last year, I was in a joint tenancy (council house) with my wife. After we had a very acrimonious split, I went to the council and signed a form deleting myself from the joint tenancy and handing her single, or sole tenancy rights. I was informed at the time, that I would still be a tenant for a further four weeks, as that was the required notice period. I was also informed that they would have no further duty towards housing me. Fast forward to today (071010) and I receive a phone call to my UK mobile - it is the council! Before the woman got started, I pointed out that I have no dealings with that property and no contact with my estranged wife. This is where the bomb shell was dropped on me, according to the council, I am still a joint tenant of that property and and am liable for rent arrears and council tax arrears as well!!! According to this woman, my ex never signed a form they sent her after I had left and without her signature of agreement, they cannot remove me from the tenancy agreement! The only other way, is by a court order. Now my question is this: Is there any other way to remove my name? I have told this council woman, that I will not pay a penny towards any debts, accrued after the end of the four week notice period and that also, I reside in another country (not disclosed to her). Any help, will be gratefully received!