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Moving on from the above one of the joint owners has recently

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Moving on from the above one of the joint owners has recently died which has precipitated and extraordinary flurry of urgent contacts from the other side, Phone calls emails letters demands for urgent replies, site meetings, exchange of expert reports and threats of action without further communication. All have been replied to from our side but it does seem rather excessive. The property is subject to equity release. What potential effect does the death of one party to the claim to damages/trespass actually have
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Do you have access to the deeds? If so, do you know whether the property was owned as joint tenants or tenants in common?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes I do have access to their deeds on Land registry and we also have a copy of their title deed which states they are "joint tenants".

If the property was held as joint tenants it means that title to the property passes to the survivor in total.
With regard to the ongoing problem therefore it carries on as it was before except for the fact that you are no only dealing with one person and not two.

It is unlikely that it would affect the equity release mortgage
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