What is owning property as Joint Tenants

Owning property in this way, each person owns the entire property. This means that if one owner were to die, then the surviving owner would own the property entirely. This approach is common for people who want to leave the property to each other after they die and many married people hold their property in this way.

A Will stating otherwise would not be able to override this because the property will have transferred to the survivor before a Will would come into effect. Only the survivor’s Will would then be considered as to who receives a share of the property on their death. This can mean that children from a previous relationship, will not inherit a share of the property, unless the survivor has also included them in their Will.”

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