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Taking Title as Tenants in Common, Laramie, WY

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Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate:  Tenants in Common

In Wyoming, taking Title as Tenants in Common is one of the eight standard options.  The BASIC concepts of a Tenancy in Common as described in  "The Language of Real Estate" by John W. Reilly (2006, by Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc) are:
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  • It is the most commonly held form of co-ownership
  • Each entity or person with ownership interest can be referred to as a co-tenant
  • Each co-tenant has an undivided interest in the whole property
  • Each co-tenant is entitled to undivided possession of the property according to his or her proportionate share
  • Ownership interest is considered to be equal among co-tenant unless conveyance documents indicate otherwise
  • No right of survivorship
  • If one co-tenant dies their share will pass to heirs or beneficiaries (not the other co-tenants)
  • The share of each co-tenant IS subject to probate if that co-tenant dies
  • Any co-tenant can sell their share without the permission of the other co-tenants
  • Since a co-tenant's share is subject to probate, it can create uncertainty if a co-tenant dies without a will or other arrangements.

As with Joint Tenancy, the concept of Tenancy in Common takes a full two pages to explain in the book cited above. So, again only an attorney can advise whether or not Tenancy in Common might work for you.  


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Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post funny part is many agents would not past the test if you asked them... on a side note Buyers need to know this, Endre

Jan 22, 2018 10:08 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

It's all so technical, isn't it, Endre?!

Jan 22, 2018 10:50 PM