Characteristics of a joint tenancy in relation to the law of property

Joint tenancy is a situation in which property is owned by two or more persons.
The property enjoys all the properties of a single proprietor.
It is characterized by the “four unities” i.e.

  • Unity of title
  • Unity of possession
  • Unity of interest
  • Unity of time

It is also characterized by the right of survivorship i.e. jus accrescendi i.e. proprietary rights of a deceased proprietor devolves upon the survivors.

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