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)?

1 Answer 1


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, 2015 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, 2015 at 17:07

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .