tenant in common

Definition of "tenant in common"
  1. A person who owns an interest in a property along with one or more other individuals, with each person having separate and distinct ownership rights
How to use "tenant in common" in a sentence
  1. After their father's death, John and his brother became tenants in common of their family home.
  2. When the property was bought, they opted to become tenants in common so they could each leave their respective parts in their wills.
  3. To avoid future disputes, the two friends entered into an agreement specifying that they would be tenants in common of the property they were buying.

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