No unilateral severance of joint tenancy outside of statutory procedure
12 Jun 2018
In Chan Lung Kien v Chan Shwe Ching  SGCA 24, a five-member coram of the Singapore Court of Appeal held that a co-owner of registered land under the Land Titles Act (Cap 157, 2004 Rev Ed) who holds his interest as a joint tenant with other co-owner(s) cannot unilaterally sever the joint tenancy outside of the procedure provided under the Act. This landmark decision lays out the clear but strict requirements for severance of joint tenancies over registered and unregistered land.
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