A Right of Survivorship can avoid probate, but cannot be reversed without consent and may lead to loss of valuable tax exemptions. 38 Tullis v. Tullis, 360 So. 2d 271 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. 4 Richard Franklin and Roi Baugher, Protecting and Preserving the Save Our Homes Cap, 77 Fla. B.J. Like tenants by the entirety and joint tenants with right of survivorship, at death the interest passes automatically, and in the case of a life estate, to the remainderman. 48 In re Williams, 427 B.R. §64.031 (2011) (Only permits joint tenants, tenants in common, and coparcencers to partition); Garcia-Tunon v. Garcia-Tunon, 472 So. Email Disclaimer • Devise and Descent, Tenants by the Entirety — The rules regarding devise and descent of transfer restricted homestead property do not apply to property owned as tenants by the entirety.56 T his is because at the death of one spouse, property owned as tenants by the entirety passes to the surviving spouse automatically, outside of probate — therefore, there is no devise or descent of the homestead property. Right of survivorship in Washington state can be complicated by the state's community property laws. Fla. 1995) (“In absence of evidence to the contrary, co-tenants are presumed to [own] equal undivided interests”). If homestead property is owned by more than one person as tenants by the entirety or joint tenants with right of survivorship, and at least one co-owner qualifies for homestead tax exemption, that co-owner is permitted the entire exemption amount. 9 Fla. Stat. 919, 942 (1988). 2d 566, 569 (Fla. 5th D.C.A. Florida law recognizes a type of property ownership called "joint tenancy," and a joint tenancy can be created by quitclaim deed. Right of Survivorship: The power of the successor or successors of a deceased individual to acquire the property of that individual upon his or her death; a distinguishing feature of Joint Tenancy . Even if the others have their own homestead exemption, they can still get full homestead exemption. 2d 727, 729 (Fla. 1969) ( quoting Anemaet v. Martin-Senour Co., 114 So. Id. The “survivor” of the joint owners automatically owns 100% of the asset when the other joint owner passes away. As the Florida Supreme Court noted in Snyder v. Davis, 699 So. It is common to see family, especially parents and children, purchase property together or add each other to the title of property. 205 (Bankr. 3/3 (Abby and Ben’s interest) X $90,000 (original value) = $90,000 assessed value X 3% (SOH tax cap) = $92,700 assessed value. When a property is owned by joint tenants, the interest of a deceased owner gets transferred to the remaining surviving owners. To adopt [otherwise] would create two distinct definitions of homestead; one definition under subparagraphs (a) and (b) of section 4, and another definition under subparagraph (c) concerning the devise of the homestead.”). See Kozacik v. Kozacik, 157 Fla. 597, 26 So. See generally Richard Franklin & Roi Baugher, Protecting and Preserving the Save Our Homes Cap, 77 Fla. B.J. However, it is important to note that recently, two Florida bankruptcy cases held that a person with a vested remainder who lived on and made the property his or her residence could qualify for the homestead creditor exemption.48 Therefore, if a remainderman finds himself or herself in a Florida bankruptcy court, he or she has precedent to argue for the homestead creditor exemption. 57 Fla. Stat. Married couples are not the only ones who can share a joint interest in residential real estate in Florida. §196.041(2) (2011) (the remainderman is not included, only the life tenant). Co-owners must pay particular attention to how they title their property and their percentage of ownership in order to maximize creditor protection and exemption from taxes. §732.4015(1), where it is similarly states that “the homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is survived by a spouse or a minor child or minor children, except that the homestead may be devised to the owner’s spouse if there is no minor child or children.”49 F.S. Fla. 2004). N.D. Fla. 2010). Thus, the life estate holder has 100 percent of the current possessory interest permitting the life estate holder to use the entire exemption amount (provided, of course, it does not exceed the value of the property).11 The co-owner with the remainder interest would not be able to qualify for any homestead tax exemptions.12. §193.155(3)(a) (2011). 40 Once the creditor acquires a co-owner’s interest, if it was titled as joint tenants with right of survivorship that breaks one of the required unities resulting in ownership as tenants in common between the creditor and remaining co-owners (whose interest if multiple would still be as joint tenants with right of survivorship). The results would be the same even if the three owned the property as joint tenants with right of survivorship. The Florida Constitution does not restrict the type of property ownership required to qualify for the homestead exemption, only requiring that the property must be “owned by a natural person.”35 This is also supported by Florida case law, in which the courts have consistently stated that the ownership requirement under the Constitution should be expansively construed.36 Therefore, as long as a person has an ownership interest in the property, he or she will not be barred from claiming the homestead creditor exemption solely because the property is co-owned. After which, Abby, Ben, and Chuck will be responsible for the ad valorem taxes assessed on blackacre at a value of $65,000. • Bringing the Tax Exemptions Together — Whether property is titled as tenants by the entirety, joint tenants with right of survivorship, tenants in common, or a life estate, the co-owner who can qualify for the homestead tax exemption21 can also qualify to use some, if not all, of the $25,000 homestead tax exemption and Save Our Homes tax cap. There is no one-size-fits-all form of ownership, instead co-owners must evaluate their situation and determine which form allows them to accomplish the most and at what expense. This year, whiteacre’s value has doubled (100 percent value increase); however, because Chuck qualified for homestead and still qualifies for homestead, the assessed value for ad valorem tax purposes cannot exceed a three percent increase. ~ From the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration: Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods. 20 Unless the remainderman acquired his or her interest in a manner not considered a “change of ownership” under Fla. Stat. 2d 131, 135 (Fla. 3d D.C.A. Co-owners who share interests in time (life tenants and remainderman), unlike co-owners who share present interests, may not partition life estates.47 Therefore, a life tenant, such as Donna, could continue to reside on the property without worrying about the remaindermans’ creditors being able to force sale of the property. 2d 1111, 1113 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. Individuals who qualify for homestead can enjoy certain tax benefits. Consequently, how does co-ownership of property impact the three kinds of homestead? Article X, section 4( c) of the Florida Constitution provides that “[t]he homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is survived by spouse or minor child.”  If a Florida resident acquires property as a joint tenant with rights of survivorship while he has a minor child and lives in the primary residence, the property will not be deemed the decedent’s homestead, as it passes entirely at the time of his death to the other joint tenant. However, even if Ed or Frank’s creditors took their interest, there is little they could do with it until Donna died. In Tullis v. Tullis, 360 So. 2d 45, 53 (Fla. 2001). Survivorship language in Florida deeds must be precise as to who the survivorship clause applies to when there are several joint owners. To determine if and how the homestead creditor exemption applies to life estates and remainder interests, the following questions must be addressed: 1) whether individuals with fractional ownership in time can claim the homestead creditor exemption, and if so 2) which of the co-owners qualify for the homestead creditor exemption. S.D. 57 Therefore, co-owners who want to preserve the transfer restricted homestead … Fla. Const. It governs the way property is owned and requires all in the tenancy to enter the agreement at the same time. X, §4, which states: (a) There shall be exempt from forced sale under process of any court, and no judgment, decree or execution shall be a lien thereon except for the payment of taxes and assessments thereon, obligations contracted for the purchase, improvement or repair thereof, or obligations contracted for house, filed or other labor performed on the realty, the following property owned by a natural person: (1) a homestead, if located outside the municipality, to the extent of one hundred sixty acres of contiguous land and improvements thereon, which shall not be reduced without the owner’s consent by reason of subsequent inclusion in a municipality; or if located within a municipality, to the extent of one-half acre of contiguous land, upon which the exemption shall be limited to the residence of the owner or the owner’s family. X, §4(c) provides that: (c) The homestead shall not be subject to devise if the owner is survived by spouse or minor child, except the homestead may be devised to the owner’s spouse if there be no minor child. F.S. Joint tenancy gives two or more individuals an equal interest in the same property. This is called the right of survivorship. art. At the death of the first spouse, the property automatically passes to the surviving spouse. • Devise and Descent, Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship — The rules regarding devise and descent do not apply to transfer restricted homestead owned as joint tenants with right of survivorship, because, similar to property owned as tenants by the entirety, at death the property passes automatically to the other joint owners. • Devise and Descent, Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship — The rules regarding devise and descent do not apply to transfer restricted homestead owned as joint tenants with right of survivorship, because, similar to property owned as tenants by the entirety, at death the property passes automatically to the other joint owners.57 Therefore, co-owners who want to preserve the transfer restricted homestead for their spouse or children should be cautious about owning property as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Most married couples own their homes as joint tenants. However, in no situation can the $25,000 tax exemption amount exceed the total value of the property. . Joint Tenants With Rights of Survivorship . A co-owner with a life estate is able to take advantage of the SOH tax cap, as long as he or she qualifies for the homestead tax exemption.19 The life estate holder that qualifies for the homestead tax exemption will be able to apply the SOH tax cap to the entire value of the co-owned property because he or she has a 100 percent current possessory interest. When property is titled as tenants in common, the application of the SOH tax cap depends on which co-owners qualify for the homestead tax exemption and what percentage of ownership the qualifying co-owners possess. Two of the three—joint tenancy and tenancy in the entireties—come with what is referred to as a “right of survivorship.” What that means is that, when one co-owner dies, the surviving owner automatically receives full, undivided ownership of the asset. Joint Tenancy - A Common Form of Ownership in Minnesota for Real Estate. . See also Cutler v. Cutler, No. Therefore, a life tenant cannot neglect the property allowing it to fall into disrepair or commit waste, such as consuming or exploiting the resources upon the property.43 The remainder (future) interest holder must approve any improvements to the property, and has the right to inspect the property for waste or damage.44 Upon the death of the life tenant, the life estate ends and the remainderman (person with the remainder interest) becomes the owner by operation of law. §196.031 explains how the $25,000 exemption applies to co-owners, stating that the exemption “may be apportioned among such of the owners as shall reside thereon, as their respective interest shall appear.”. ... husband and wife, a married woman, as to an undivided one-third (1/3) interest, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship, * * *, ... Florida Homestead, Divorce, Second Spouses, and Life Estates; Can a Creditor Put a Lien on a Home That Is in Joint Tenancy?. JTWROS is a type of joint ownership in which two or more people hold title to an asset. 2d 999, 1001 (Fla. 1997). X, §4(a) (2010). They must also consider that the form of ownership they select will determine whether their homestead will be preserved for their families and if any restrictions on devise and descent exist. 44 See Donna Seiden, An Update on the Legal Chameleon: Florida’s Homestead Exemption and Restrictions, 40 U. Fla. L. Rev. 2d 785, 785 n.1 (Fla. 1978). However, if at least one co-owner does not qualify for the homestead creditor exemption, the property becomes subject to that co-owner’s creditors. 3) Abby, Ben, and Chuck qualify for the homestead tax exemption and SOH tax cap. 11 There could be multiple life estate holders (usually seen with a husband and wife), and in those situations the same rules apply based on how the life estate holders are sharing their interests ( i.e., tenants in common, by the entirety, right of survivorship). §732.401 (2011). The “survivor” of the joint owners automatically owns 100% of the asset when the other joint owner (or owners) passes away. Parents need to know that if they place a child’s name on the deed and that property is not the child’s homestead for creditor protection purposes, then that property is subject to the child’s creditors. If parents and their child title property as joint tenants with right of survivorship and the child qualifies for the homestead tax exemption, then he or she will be able to use the full $25,000 tax exemption and apply the SOH tax cap to the entire value of the property. The recent case of Marger v. DeRosa, 57 So.3d 866 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2011) holds that since the property was not homestead property at the time of the joint purchase, the homestead restriction was determined not to apply. However, the co-owner with the remainder interest cannot qualify for any homestead tax exemptions.20. VII, §4(d) provides: (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. • $25,000 Tax Exemption — Fla. Const. art. Fla. 2010); In re Hildebrandt, 432 B.R. 1972); see also Chapman v. Chapman, 526 So. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate tax program. Fla. Stat. 2d 1110 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. See Fla. Stat. Alienation, Devise, and Descent 2003); In Re Ballato, 318 B.R. 34 See Julia v. Russo, 984 So. The assessed value for ad valorem tax purposes will be $150,900: • Abby and Ben’s interest does not qualify for the homestead tax exemption; therefore, their interests do not receive the SOH tax cap. • Alienation — With regard to alienation of property, the Florida Constitution does not place any restrictions on alienation except that a married owner must have spousal consent to do so (despite whether the spouse has an ownership interest of his or her own in the property).55. 2d 1082, 1085 (Fla. 1982) (“Subparagraph (c) [of Section 4 of Article X of the Florida Constitution] begins with the phrase, ‘The homestead shall not be subject to devise…. 18 See also Fla. Admin. X, §4(c). 13 Richard Franklin & Roi Baugher, Protecting and Preserving the Save Our Homes Cap, 77 Fla. B.J. Both the trial court and the Second District Court of Appeals found that the property was not homestead property of Mr. DeRosa when it was jointly purchased with his mother, as Mr. DeRosa’s property interest ceased upon his demise, and his mother, Harriet, became the sole owner of the property. In Minnesota, if you own property as joint tenants, and one joint tenant passes away, the surviving joint tenant (aka the surviving owner) will automatically be the sole owner of the property (provided that there are not more than one surviving joint tenants). As for the remainderman, the devise and descent rules do not apply because the remainderman, under current Florida law, do not have a present possessory interest necessary to receive the homestead protections. For example, you and two friends might purchase a home as joint tenants. A JTWROS automatically transfers the property to the other owners when one of the joint tenants dies. ‘To inculcate in its members the principles of duty and service to the public, to improve the administration of justice, and to advance the science of jurisprudence.’ All rights reserved. F.S. For example, if three joint tenants own a house and one of them dies, the two remaining tenants each obtain a one-half share of the property. The first kind provides homestead with an exemption from taxes.1 The second protects homestead from forced sale by creditors.2 The third delineates the restrictions a homestead owner faces when attempting to alienate or devise homestead property.3. 2d 707, 709-10 (Fla. 5th D.C.A. 30 Hoskin v. Hoskin, 329 So. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 5 Fla. Stat. 2d 375, 377 (Fla. 1978). There are four different ways to hold title in real property in Florida: (1) tenants in common; (2) joint tenancy; (3) joint tenants with right of survivorship; and (4) tenancy by the entireties. 54 Holden v. Estate of Gardner, 420 So. 1988) (held that the “life tenant(s) may not partition the remainder,” and explained that remaindermen “are not joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners.” Therefore, a remainderman would not be able to partition under the statute.). 2d 1325, 1326 (Fla. 4th D.C.A. §§732.2035(3), 732.2075. These benefits include a reduction in the assessed value of the homestead and a limit on the increase in property value of the homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. §196.031 limits the application of the $25,000 tax exemption to a co-owner’s proportionate interest,18 therefore, only the percentage of the co-owned property that qualifies for the homestead tax exemption will be entitled to the SOH tax cap. 27 First Nat’l Bank of Leesburg v. Hector Supply Co. , 254 So. 39 If a co-owner of property titled as joint tenants with right of survivorship breaks one of the unities creating that form of ownership, such as a conveyance to a third party, the property loses its survivorship status as to that portion and defaults as being held as tenancy in common. 2d 704 (Fla. 2d D.C.A. The most notable benefit to JTW… The attorneys handle both contested and uncontested Florida probate, guardianship and trust matters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Miami, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Naples, Florida; Fort Myers, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; and throughout the State of Florida. 51 However, if the property is devised to heirs of the decedent, it will remain exempt from creditors, as long as the decedent does not specify that the home be sold and the proceeds divided. See Moss v. Estate of Moss, 777 So. 2002) (the constitution “does not designate how title to the property is to be held and it does not limit the estate that must be owned, i.e., fee simple, life estate, or some lesser interest”); see also Callava v. Feinbers, 864 So. 2008). The Court held that “this language [in the Constitution] does not restrict the type of interests in real property a person may acquire or how a person may title his or her property. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and this holds true for property owned as tenants in common or as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Under Florida law, when you add the words “right of survivorship” to a joint tenancy, that means full title to the real estate goes to the owner that survives. Therefore, even though whiteacre is now worth $180,000, Abby, Ben, and Chuck would only be responsible for taxes on $92,700.17 W hen home values are skyrocketing, the SOH tax cap can save a significant amount of money on taxes. To illustrate this, assume that Abby, Ben, and Chuck own blackacre as tenants in common, each with a 1/3 interest: 1) Chuck qualifies for the homestead tax exemption and the SOH tax cap. Contacting us by email does not establish an attorney-client relationship. When the life tenant qualifies for the homestead creditor exemption, the property is still protected from the life tenant’s creditors, but it is not safe from the remainderman’s creditors. 1995) (“A unique aspect of a tenancy by the entirety is that each spouse is ‘seized of the whole or the entirety, and not of a share, moiety, or divisible part.’” (quoting Bailey v. Smith, 103 So. Therefore, when a property owner qualifies for the homestead tax exemption under §6,14 the most his or her property value can increase for ad valorem tax purposes is three percent a year. This manner of ownership is commonly used among family members as a method to avoid probate, especially for smaller estates. 2d 777 (Fla. 1971). Therefore, it is extremely important to keep ownership percentages in mind when titling property as tenants in common if the co-owners want to maximize the application of the Save Our Homes tax cap. • Save Our Homes Tax Cap — In 1992, Florida adopted a state constitution provision known as the Save Our Homes (SOH) tax cap, which limits the annual increases to homestead property for ad valorem tax purposes.13 F la. At the time of the conveyance, Mr. DeRosa had two minor children. The owner of homestead real estate, joined by the spouse if married, may alienate the homestead by mortgage, sale or gift and, if married, may by deed transfer the title to an estate by the entirety with the spouse. 3d 866 (Fla. 2d D.C.A. Co. v. Lagasse, 223 So. Pursuant to the Florida Constitution, in order to qualify for the homestead creditor exemption, three conditions must be satisfied: 1) acreage limitations, 2) residency requirements, and 3) ownership requirements.24 Provided all three of these conditions are satisfied, creditors of the person claiming the homestead creditor exemption will not be able to force sale of or place a lien on the homestead property.25 This article now examines how co-ownership of property affects the homestead creditor protection. practice in the areas of Florida Probate Litigation, Florida Trust Litigation and Florida Guardianship Litigation. A Transfer on Death Deed allows for the execution of a present document whereby an owner can maintain possession and tax exemptions, avoid future probate, and retain the right to rescind at any time before death. But, because of the creditor protections Florida law provides to tenants by the entireties, a spouse’s creditors can’t defeat the right of survivorship by attaching property. ( citing Milton v. Milton, 63 Fla. 533, 58 So. In this form, ownership of the property passes directly to other sharers of the property. • Chuck’s interest qualifies for the homestead tax exemption; therefore, his interest receives the SOH tax cap and cannot be increased by more than three percent. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each tenant has an equal interest in the property. Chuck can only claim $20,000 of the $25,000 exemption because he cannot exceed the value of his proportionate interest. 16 Fla. Stat. Chuck’s proportionate interest in blackacre is $30,000 ($90,000 X 1/3). Sole Ownership is the simplest form of real estate ownership and is generally held by unmarried individuals or married individuals who wish to assume sole title in non-homestead real property for investment purposes. Las Olas Square515 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 1050Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, inquiries@aptpa.comflorida-probate-lawyer.com. 2d 326, 327 (Fla. 1st D.C.A. A Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship is sometimes called a JTWROS. The homestead “ownership” requirement under the Florida Constitution does not restrict the type of property ownership; therefore, a life tenant can qualify for the homestead creditor exemption with his or her life estate.45 T he Florida Supreme Court in Aetna Ins. 2d 727 (Fla. 1969), held that remainder interests, including vested remainders, were not able to qualify for the homestead creditor exemption, even if he or she lived on the property, because there was no “present right to possession.”46 Thus, a life tenant can qualify for the homestead creditor exemption with a life estate, but the Florida Supreme Court has determined that a remainderman cannot qualify with a remainder interest. §689.15 (2011) (unless it is a married couple acquiring property). However, co-ownership of property makes realizing the full benefits of Florida homestead more complicated and difficult. §196.031(1)(a) (2011) (“If only one of the owners of an estate held by the entireties or held jointly with the right of survivorship resides on the property, that owner is allowed an exemption up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 on the residence and contiguous real property.”). 3d 375 (Fla. 1978). Additionally, children need to be aware that if their parents are on the title to their homestead (maybe they helped purchase the property many years ago), that property is subject to their parents’ creditors (unless, of course, the parents are now living there, and it is their homestead for creditor protection purposes). When he died intestate in 2008, Mr. DeRosa had no surviving spouse, but he did have two minor children and one adult child. Therefore, a co-owner is not free to devise his or her transfer restricted homestead when he or she has a surviving spouse or minor child. 55 Fla. Const. The right of survivorship determines what happens to a certain type of co-owned property after one of its owners dies. Co. v. LaGasse, 223 So. This is one of the most popular ways in which property can be co-owned in Florida. Home ownership is not limited to a single person or family. Fla. Const. Legal Disclaimer: The materials within this web site are for informational purposes only. Example: “To Mark Wright and Bill Johnson, as joint tenants with right of survivorship.” The JTRS co-owners would each own overlapping 100% interests -- and any one owner filing for homestead would qualify for 100% of the homestead and SOH coverage. For example, if Donna takes a life estate in blackacre while qualifying for the homestead creditor exemption and grants Ed and Frank equal remainder interests, Ed and Frank’s creditors can potentially take their remainder interests in blackacre. After which, Abby, Ben, and Chuck will be responsible for the ad valorem taxes assessed on blackacre at a value of $40,000. If a Florida resident acquires property as a joint tenant with rights of survivorship while he has a minor child and lives in the primary residence, the property will not be deemed the decedent’s homestead, as it passes entirely at the time of his death to the … Florida law allows two people (think a husband and wife, or a parent and child) the ability to own Florida property together as joint owners in several ways, one of which is known as the “joint tenancy with right of survivorship.” The Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS) is familiar to bankers, lawyers, CPAs, and especially estate planners, as a means that legally enables property in Florida to pass … The first two—joint tenants with right of survivorship and tenants in common—are available to anyone, regardless of marital status. Survivorship rights means that when either of the co-owner dies, the legal title to the joint property automatically passes to the surviving owner. 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