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Section 5309.081 | Death of survivorship tenant transfer of interest.


When an interest in title to registered land is vested in two or more persons as a survivorship tenancy and one of the survivorship tenants dies, the interest of the decedent shall be transferred by presenting to the county auditor and filing with the county recorder either a certificate of transfer as provided in section 2113.61 of the Revised Code, or an affidavit accompanied by a certified copy of a death certificate and by an owner's duplicate of the relevant certificate of title. The affidavit shall certify that the owner of a survivorship tenancy interest in the title to a parcel or parcels of registered land has died and recite the names of the surviving tenants, the current residence address of each surviving tenant, the date of death of the decedent, a description of the land, and the number of the certificate of title where the land is registered. The county recorder shall register the title in the surviving tenants, upon a new folium in the register of titles; enter all memorials, notations, and memoranda to which the land is subject at the time of transfer; and issue a new certificate of title to the surviving tenants setting forth all of the information as to each required to be shown pursuant to section 5309.40 of the Revised Code.

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