One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The holding of an estate or property jointly by two or more parties, the share of each passing to the other or others on death.
- ‘It was acted upon by both sisters, their wills being made in accordance with it, and it effected, in my opinion, a severance of the joint tenancy.’
- ‘In a traditional marriage arrangement, there is a joint tenancy agreement.’
- ‘With joint tenancy, the whole property is owned by two people.’
- ‘In other words, a joint tenant cannot disclaim his joint tenancy.’
- ‘I understand that you will not accept a joint tenancy agreement.’
- ‘Jonathan Cripwell, prosecuting for City of York Council, told magistrates that, in fact, Bi and Ali had a joint tenancy and they were living together.’
- ‘This option ‘gives you the best feature of joint tenancy and community property,’ Randolph says.’
- ‘Bearing this in mind, we now look at joint tenancies and tenancies in common.’
- ‘‘When we purchased our home in New Jersey together, we had to do so under joint tenancy to protect our rights as a couple and as individuals,’ Keene says.’
- ‘It is important, in these circumstances, to split any joint tenancy on the property so that the couple own the property as tenants in common.’
- ‘I am afraid, however, that it would be quite contrary to the College's policy to create a joint tenancy with him.’
- ‘Property held under a joint tenancy rather than separately passes to the survivor on death.’
- ‘One is called a joint tenancy with right of survivorship.’
- ‘Furthermore, at the time of Joe's death his joint tenancy interest will disappear and Shirley will become the PR's sole owner.’
- ‘But most student and many other shared houses are let on joint tenancy agreements.’
- ‘Every cohabiting couple should know the difference between joint tenancy and tenancy in common agreements.’
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