Rarely are we having the spouse additionally sign on the lease. However, we would want to protect our client-The Landlord- as much as possible especially in the case of a start-up business probably with extra security deposits. You probably are going to personally guarantee the lease and if your spouse has good income or assets we would want that person on the lease AND guarantee.
It is a point of negotiation. IF you feel strongly about NOT having your spouse on the lease-offer more of a security deposit.
Apr 8, 2012