Should I sever joint tenancy?

Should I sever joint tenancy?

You may not want the other co-owners to receive your share on your death. By severing the joint tenancy you are making the co-owners tenants-in-common instead of joint tenants, and therefore you’re able to leave your share of the property to anyone you like.

What is best joint tenancy or tenants in common?

For example, joint tenants must all take title simultaneously from the same deed while tenants in common can come into ownership at different times. Another difference is that joint tenants all own equal shares of the property, proportionate to the number of joint tenants involved.

Should we be joint tenants or tenants in common?

Under joint tenancy, both partners jointly own the whole property, while with tenants-in-common each own a specified share. If couples want to go into more detail beyond the percentages of what they own in the property, they can do this using a trust deed or they can set this out in their will.

What does it mean joint tenants with rights of survivorship?

A JTWROS is one version of co-tenancy that gives co-owners the right of survivorship. This means that if one owner of the property dies, his ownership stake will pass to the surviving owners. The property of the deceased owner cannot be inherited by any heirs.