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How death complicates conveyance of property

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Lisa Laredo

In real property law, there are many important aspects of conveyancing to be considered after the death of a registered owner. The following are the main areas.

Joint tenancy

In general, where two individuals hold title to real property as joint tenants, and one joint tenant dies, the interest of the deceased joint tenant vests in the survivor, by operation of law. The only requirement to formalize the transfer of title is the registration of a survivorship application under the Land Titles Act. However, if a...