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Does the right of survivorship apply to jointly-owned property that is not real property?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/02/2021

The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does the right of survivorship apply to jointly-owned property that is not real property?
  • Meaning of real property
  • Meaning of personal property

Does the right of survivorship apply to jointly-owned property that is not real property?

Joint tenancy with right of survivorship is a type of ownership which can apply to both real and personal property and involves two or more people each holding an undivided interest in the whole of the property.

Meaning of real property

For the purpose of the statutory provisions which relate to the devolution of real property (or real estate) in the case of death occurring after 1925, 'real estate' includes chattels real as well as land in possession,

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