The parties challenged the validity of a will, and claimed the house by survivorship. The house had been conveyed into joint names, but the solicitors on registration had declared it a tenancy in common. This was said to have been a mistake.
Held: there had been no words of severance. The application failed.
 EWCA Civ 250
England and Wales
Cited – Pettitt v Pettitt HL 23-Apr-1969
A husband and wife disputed ownership of the matrimonial home in the context of the presumption of advancement.
Lord Reid said: ‘These considerations have largely lost their force under present conditions, and, unless the law has lost its . .
Cited – Goodman v Gallant CA 30-Oct-1985
The court reviewed the conflicting authorities with regard to the creation of trusts and held that the overwhelming preponderance of authority was that, in the absence of any claim for rectification or rescission, provisions in a conveyance . .
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