Tarpon Springs, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: How can I find out if the home my sibling and I inherited is "joint tenancy" or "tenants in common".

My sibling and I inherited a home and I am trying to figure out what kind of tenancy we have. I have the general warranty deed but the is no indication or say anything that refers to my inquiry. I called the Register of Deeds department and surprisingly they could not provide any information as I was told "I really do not know". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards, Jason

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Seril L Grossfeld
Seril L Grossfeld
Answered
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: If there is no indication of the type of ownership on the deed you are tenants in common. If you wanted to be joint tenants with right of survivorship, or some other type of ownership you would need to go to a real estate attorney to draft a quit claim deed which you and your sibling would need to execute.

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Answered
  • Staten Island, NY

A: Go in person to the county recorder’s office, retrieve a copy of the recorded deal and take it to a local real estate attorney for his or her professional opinion.

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