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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)?

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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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