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FAQ: Precedents for severance of joint tenancy

17 March 2017

The Law Society library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Library Knowledge Base

Precedents can be found in the following resources: 

Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents, Volume 7 (1999 reissue)  

  • Form 83: Notice of severance of joint tenancy

Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents, Volume 40(2) (2010)  

  • Form 149: Notice by one joint tenant to other joint tenant severing joint tenancy in equity under the Law of Property Act 1925 Section 36(2)

Smith, Precedent Library for the General Practitioner, 3rd ed. (2016)  

  • Form 2.29: Notice severing joint tenancy   

Precedents for the Conveyancer (looseleaf) Volume 2, Section 19  

  • Form 19E-5: Deed by co-owners severing an equitable joint tenancy and declaring amended shares 

Harker, Matrimonial Conveyancing, 10th ed. (2010)  

  • Forms 7,8, 9: Notice of severance by one party to the other severing joint tenancy (registered and unregistered) 

Practical Matrimonial Precedents (looseleaf) Volume 1  

  • Precedent B5r: Notice of severance of joint tenancy 

Record last checked 9 November 2016.  

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