Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant

A legal document that is used to transfer ownership of jointly-owned property from the deceased person to the surviving joint owner.

When two or more people own a property as joint tenants, they each have an equal ownership interest in the property. However, if one of the joint tenants dies, their share of the property can be transferred to someone else.

An Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant serves as a sworn statement that one of the joint owners has passed and that their ownership interest in the property should now be transferred to the surviving owner(s).

The affidavit typically includes information about the deceased, such as their name, date of death, and the legal description of the property in question. It must be signed and notarized by the surviving owner(s) and filed with the appropriate state or county government agency in order to transfer ownership of the property.