- Survivorship Applications -

When two people jointly own a home and one dies, the survivor becomes the sole owner of the home by operation of a legal principle known as "right of survivorship".

It is still necessary however, to formally remove the deceased from the title to the home so that any future transactions such as a Mortgage or the Sale of the home can take place without complication.   In London and Middlesex County, this is done by means of a Survivorship Application.

A lawyer can prepare and register the Survivorship Application for you.  You should provide your lawyer with a copy of your deed and an original death certificate for the deceased.  If you do not have an original death certificate, the funeral home can usually provide one.

Legal Fees:

Survivorship Applications are charged on a flat fee basis plus HST.  There is also a small disbursement (additional cost) required to register the Survivorship Application on title.

Please feel free to contact my office for my fee and to answer any questions you may have.

Send E-mail to David Fysh at david@davidfysh.com

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