Thank you. My mother and my brother were joint tenants so my mother could buy her flat. In 2004 my brother signed his name off the deeds once the flat was paid for, which meant my mother was the sole owner ( I have a copy of the land registry form for this) so does this mean that the tenancy has been severed and that now my mother has passed, the flat belongs solely to myself. (referring to the above paragraph of my mothers will). Do you need me to quote the whole part of this, for more clarity. As having major concerns with brother. Regards ***** *****
sorry, confused is the flat mine or do we share it. according to the will. i.e because my brother signed himself off the tenancy does that mean he is no longer a beneficiary to that part of the will. Also is email the only way I can contact you as this has been going on for 16 months and he will not do probate. I just want closure and to get on with my life. Thank you for your expertise. Debbie Brickwood
How do I go about getting this confirmed because I have had one solicitor say that this is not the case. so I need it to be confirmed. Thank you so so much as this has been seriously bothering me, as my brother is being very difficult and obstructive and I need proof from someone who can enforce this. Do you have any suggestions. Very grateful for your input and will rate positive.
In property and employment law severance is used in several different contexts. First, it applies to Joint Tenancy, a form of shared ownership of real property. Joint tenancy requires each tenant to share in the four unities of time, title, interest, and possession. When any of these unities no longer applies to any or all of the joint tenants, the joint tenancy is said to be severed, and the tenancy is terminated. Second, in regard to real property, severance is the cutting and removal of anything that is attached to the land, such as standing timber or crops. Third, severance is used when the government exercises its power to take private property for public use through the right of Eminent Domain. If only part of the property is taken and the value of the remaining property depreciates because of the government's proposed use of the taken share, the owner is entitled to compensation called severance damage. Fourth, severance pay is an amount of money paid to employees upon the termination of their employment. It is usually based on the employee's salary and duration of employment.
sorry I never meant to send that I know you know the definitions. I hope I haven't offended you. Debbie
No don't be silly - happy to help