In New Jersey USA, if a married couple acquires real estate, is it by default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants" (if not expressly stated on the deed)?


it is by default whatever is listed on the granting deed: tenants in common or joint with rights of survivorship.

Or, ... er... quitclaim, or warranty/non-warranty...or...

i.e. whatever is on the granting deed is the "default."

  • The deeds do not state it, i.e. they do not say "as tenants in common" and they do not say "as joint tenants" anywhere on the deeds. – walrus Oct 29 '15 at 22:11
  • If the deed does not say "joint tenants with rights of survivorship" then it is not a joint tenancy. – dwoz Oct 30 '15 at 17:07

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