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10.14 Death of a Joint Tenant


Upon the death of a joint tenant and the survivor becoming the sole owner of the property, the interest which the deceased had in the property does not form part of the estate. Therefore there is no transfer as such in these circumstances, as the interest of the deceased transmits automatically to the survivor.  This action is completed on registration of a Notice of Death (NSW, ACT), Record of Death (Qld), Survivorship (Vic, SA, WA, Tas) on the Title.  All obligations fall on the surviving joint tenant.  Accordingly, the personal representative of the deceased estate has no connection with the property.  Upon the death of the surviving joint tenant, or surviving member of a 'veteran/spouse couple' if title previously not in joint tenancy, subsidy is to be cancelled in accordance with Subsidy Administration GO