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Severance of joint tenancy

Normally, when a couple buy a property, they purchase as Joint Tenants and this means that they both own the whole of the property, and if one of them dies the property will automatically transfer to the other owner.

There are various reasons why this may not be the best option for the parties concerned and it is often the case that by severing the tenancy into defined portions, arguments are avoided and the proceeds of sale will pass Whether the intention is to protect your share for someone other than your partner or simply to define the portions in anything other than an equal share, it is essential that you sever the tenancy on the property to avoid the automatic transfer to the joint owner.

This is a simple process that we can assist you with.


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