- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org