When purchasing a property, we instructed the solicitor to set it up as tenants in common, with unequal shares in the beneficial interest. A few years later, I am struggling to find anything in writing confirming this was done or contact the solicitor who did the conveyancing.
Some online research I have done seems to say "tenants in common" is not something recorded on the deed of transfer/ownership, but done elsewhere. Often a "deed of trust" is involved but I am not sure if this document is where the beneficial interest is legally set out, and if so if it is filed centrally anywhere. Some reading seemed to suggest the onus is on me to prove the "Tenants in Common" status otherwise it is assumed joint tenancy (co-ownership).
Can someone clarify what documents actually formalise "tenants in common" and if they are lodged somewhere? Is it simply a document the owners arrange privately - so if we cannot find the document we can just make a newer one?