Will writing and tenants in common
Many people don’t realise that you can own property with other people in different ways. Furthermore, the way you own your property can have a significant impact when writing your will.
When making a will in England or Wales it’s important to know that some assts you have may not pass on to your beneficiaries, under the terms of your will. This can include any jointly held property if it is not owned between the parties as tenants in common.
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Joint tenants versus tenants in common explained
If you own your property with someone as Joint Tenants it means that, upon death, the ownership of the property passes to the remaining owners that are alive and it does not pass under the terms of your Will.
However, if you own your property so that, upon death, the share of the property that you own can be included in your Will and go to the beneficiaries you choose.
How do I know if Im joint tenants or tenants in common?
Alternatively, if the ownership of the property is registered at the Land Registry, they will have a record of how it is owned. This something we can check for you as part of using our Will writing service.
Can I change the way I own a property?
Yes, that is possible and we can make it easy for you. For example, you may own a property as Joint Tenants but you want to leave your share of the property to someone other than the joint owner. In that case, we can help you change the way you own the property to Tenants in Common. We will prepare all the necessary documentation for you to sign and where necessary deal with the Land Registry for you.