Affidavit-Termination of Joint Tenant



Category: Tag:


Affidavit-Termination of Joint Tenant

For real estate owned by two or more persons as joint tenants, the death of one co‑owner means that his or her property rights are shared equally amongst the survivors, without the need for probate. Surviving co‑owners must record an Affidavit of Termination, accompanied by a certified copy of the death certificate, to terminate the deceased parties interest in the property. After the affidavit is recorded, the deceased owner’s name is removed from the title of the property, and vested solely to the surviving joint tenant(s).