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Notice of Severance of Joint Tenancy

Severing a joint tenancy is the conversion of a joint tenancy into a tenancy in common.

Severing a joint tenancy is not a simple process, which is why we aim to help by offering a simple form to fill out, which will enable you to sever your joint tenancy yourself.

A joint tenancy is a tenancy where two people cohabiting are both owners of the entire property. This differs from a tenancy in common, which entails you both possessing your own individual share in the property.

The upshot of a joint tenancy is that, if one of the property owners should die, ownership of the property passes in entirety to the other person. This is obviously ideal for married couples, but not necessarily the best option when you have split up or are living together under other circumstances.