5302.21 Prior tenancy by the entireties or survivorship tenancy.

(A) Sections 5302.17 to 5302.20 of the Revised Code do not affect deeds that were executed and recorded prior to the effective date of this section and that created a tenancy by the entireties in a husband and wife pursuant to section 5302.17 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to the effective date of this section. If spouses covered by such deeds are tenants by the entireties on the day prior to the effective date of this section, such deeds continue to be valid on and after such effective date, and, unless they choose to do so, the spouses do not have to prepare a deed, as described in section 5302.17 of the Revised Code as effective on the effective date of this section, creating in themselves a survivorship tenancy.

(B) Sections 5302.17 to 5302.20 of the Revised Code do not affect conveyances or devises of real property to two or more persons for their joint lives and then to the survivor or survivors of them, that occurred prior to the effective date of this section and that did not involve tenancies by the entireties. These conveyances and devises, if they are valid on the effective date of this section, continue to be valid on and after that date. Unless persons so holding property choose to do so, they do not have to prepare a deed, as described in section 5302.17 of the Revised Code as effective on the effective date of this section, creating in themselves a survivorship tenancy.

Cite as R.C. § 5302.21

History. Effective Date: 04-04-1985