Joint tenants

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JOINT TENANTS, estates. Two or more persons to whom are granted land's or tenements to hold in fee simple, fee tail, for life, for years, or at will. 2 Black. Com. 179. The estate which they, thus hold is called an estate in joint tenancy. Vide Estate in joint tenancy; Jus accrescendi; Survivor.

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If a tenant dies, that person's share automatically transfers to the other joint tenant.
For joint tenants, if one of you dies, your share automatically passes to the other person.
The panel ruled that the broker-dealer had "an obligation to disclose to issuers during the redemption process that terminally ill joint tenants were not in fact beneficial owners of the investments, because the hedge fund required them to sign side agreements in which they agreed to give up their ownership rights to the assets in the joint accounts.
If you hold the property as joint tenants, both of you will own the whole of the property.
In addition, any bank or brokerage or mutual fund accounts held as JTWROS will be owned by the surviving owner or owners after one of the joint tenants dies.
If you have put it into joint names as beneficial joint tenants it would belong to whichever of you outlived the other - despite what your will says.
25) Henry de Bracton, in his seminal treatise on English law and customs, described the duality of joint tenancy, existing where the joint tenants own equal, individual shares of the property and yet, simultaneously own the entire property.
in 2002 as joint tenants, financing each purchase with a mortgage secured by the property The taxpayers subsequently refinanced both mortgages and obtained a home equity line of credit on the Beverly Hills property The total average balance for all of the mortgages was $2,703,568 in 2006 and $2,669,136 in 2007.
They acquired both houses as joint tenants and held them as joint tenants during the years in issue.
This article examines the effects of owning property as tenants by the entirety, tenants in common, joint tenants with right of survivorship, and with life estates.
They should consider buying as tenants in common rather than as joint tenants.

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