Joint tenants own a property equally. However, your contract could be written in many different ways that mean different things for ownership, what happens when someone dies, and who receives any proceeds from the property. Look at our articles, blog posts, radio shows and videos for more information and joint tenants and other types of tenancy.
We often hear from children whose parents have died and they inherited the house that has a mortgage. They want to know if their parent dies but still has a mortgage if they can keep the loan if they make payments. Here is our answer. Q: My father and I were joint tenants with right [...]
The county assessor's office incorrectly classified a single-family home as a three-family building. With the mistake corrected, the homeowner wants to know if she can receive a refund for the overpayment of back taxes.
A woman is in a second marriage but does not have her name on the deed of the house she shares with her husband. The woman would not be protected if her husband dies, especially if she's not been included in estate planning. A good solution would be to use a quit claim deed to change the home ownership to joint tenancy with rights of survivorship or tenants by the entirety.
A home owner wants to protect the title to his home, because his wife works in medicine, and could be sued. Tenancy by the entirety could be the best option. Tenancy by the entirety means both of them would own all of the home and would have to agree with most choices having to do with the ownership and sale of the home.
A daughter asks about her father's eligibility for Medicaid after he transfers his home to her. Will his eligibility for Medicaid be affected by the transfer of his real estate wealth? Find out about eligibility for Medicaid and the Medicaid lookback period.
When you sign a quit claim deed you're giving up your ownership rights to that property. If the person who has the remaining ownership rights dies, his or her heirs will inherit the property. Former spouses who sign quit claim deeds give up all rights to those properties. Learn about some possible inheritance scenarios after quit claim deed has been signed.
When you get divorced, the person whose name is on the mortgage loan is responsible for that debt, even if both people's names appear on the title to the home. To change the names on a mortgage loan, the loan must be refinanced. Depending on how this asset, the home, is divided between the two spouses during a divorce, it could affect their credit histories and credit scores.
An unmarried couple buys a home in joint ownership but never cohabitates. The woman pays off the home and the joint owner wants to be paid. What are her rights under joint ownership?
A wife asks about the taxes owed on a home under joint ownership. Her husband has joint ownership with his sister. The joint ownership details will determine tax liability.
Is it a big deal not to have your name on a mortgage? Not if your name is on the title to the home. Having your name on the title but not the mortgage ensures that you have property rights to a home but not financial responsibility. Regardless, you may decide to work with your partner to ensure that the home's expenses are paid on time and in full.