Buying A Property Together ‐ FAQ

How Many People Can Jointly Own A Property And What Rights Do They Have?

Up to four people can jointly be registered as legal co-owners of a property. Joint owners have a legal right to stay in their home unless a court order rules otherwise. If one of the owners wants to sell the property or take a loan out against its value all of the owners have to give their consent, unless a court order rules otherwise.

What Is The Difference Between Joint Tenants And Tenants In Common?

With Joint Tenants if one party passes away the property automatically transfers to the surviving party. With Tenants in Common this means that the survivor does not automatically inherit the deceased's share of the property and this will pass through a Will.