When people own property as joint tenants, it is presumed they each own an equal share. Upon the death of the first of them to die, the survivor gets title to 100 percent of the property.
On the death of a tenant in common, however, that co-owner’s interest in the property would go to his or her heirs or as directed in that person’s Will.
Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.