20th Feb 2023

Severance of joint tenancy

where two or more people own property, they will often hold it as joint tenants (if one dies their share goes automatically to the other) or as tenants in common (their share in the property is dealt with according to their will or the rules of intestacy if there is no will). Severing the joint tenancy converts the joint tenancy into a tenancy in common. It is a step that needs to be considered on consulting a solicitor.