211. Death of joint buyer.

Where one of two joint buyers dies, the survivor remains bound by the contract and can be compelled to complete1.

On exchange of contracts the joint buyers obtained an equitable interest in the property; however it is possible, in the case of a tenancy in common, that the deceased's share in the property has passed to a third party (not to the co-purchaser) under his will or intestacy. It is therefore advisable to transfer the property into the names of two trustees on completion in order to avoid any delay which might be caused by investigating the terms of the