Pop Quiz #1

Read the problem, then identify the owner(s).

Problem A

Owner conveys to A & B, as tenants in common

Subsequently, A conveys to C

Who owns this property?

  1.  B & C, as tenants in common
  2.  B & C, as joint tenants
  3.  A, as tenant in common with B & C, joint tenants
  4.  B & C, as tenants in common, with a life estate held by A

Problem B

Owner conveys to A & B, as joint tenants

Subsequently, B conveys to C

Who owns this property?

  1. A & C, as joint tenants
  2. A & C, as tenants in common
  3. A & C, as tenants in common, with a life estate held by B
  4. A & C, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship

Problem C

Owner conveys to A, B, and C, as tenants in common

Subsequently, A & B convey to D

Who owns this property?

  1. C & D, with a life estate held by A & B
  2. A, B, C, and D, as tenants in common
  3. A, B, C, and D, as joint tenants
  4. C & D, as tenants in common

Problem D

Owner conveys to A & B, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship

Next, A conveys to C

Subsequently, A dies

Who owns this property?

  1. C & B, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship
  2. C & B, as joint tenants, with life estate held by A
  3. C & B, as tenants in common
  4. B

Problem E

Owner conveys to A, B, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship

Next, A conveys to C

Subsequently, B dies

Who owns this property?

  1. C
  2. C & the estate of B, each to 1/2 interest
  3. C, with a life estate held by A
  4. A, as survivor of B, her original joint tenant

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Dave Phillips