20. Joint tenants.

Where co-owners hold the beneficial interest as joint tenants, none of the co-owners will be entitled to a distinct or separate proportion of that interest; each one owns all of it. The main distinguishing feature of the joint tenancy is the right of survivorship which leads to the interest accruing to the ultimate sole surviving joint tenant. Because no distinct part of the interest belongs to any individual tenant, no part of it will belong to the estate of a deceased joint tenant and, where the co-owners were married to each other or in a civil partnership, will not