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When i brought this house with my partner i thought we did

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When i brought this house with my partner i thought we did this as Joint owners and I have a signed document stating this. However reading the land register I am panicking. Can I send you a copy for you to clarify please

Thanks for your question. Send me what you have please to my private document email at***@******.*** to maintain you confidentiality.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will do. Thank you

The registered owners are you and Mr Rodrigues. What is your concern?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is this joint ownership? Will this need to go to probate?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
My partner Nicholas Rodrigues has passed away.

Yes it is joint ownership and would need to go to probate.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I thought with joint ownership it would automatically go to the other person when one is deceased
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no need for probate.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I thought it was tenants in common.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I mean joint tenants not tenants in common

The title is held as tenants in common. If you look at the proprietorship section it states: “(23.06.2005) RESTRICTION: No disposition by a sole proprietor of the
registered estate (except a trust corporation) under which capital
money arises is to be registered unless authorised by an order of the
court.”

That indicates you are tenants in common and probate would be needed.

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