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Washington - Benton County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Forms

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Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant
State
Washington
Area
Benton County
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Included Forms

All Benton County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:


Benton County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form Page 1

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form - Benton County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 6/10/2022

Benton County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide Page 1

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide - Benton County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 7/11/2022

Benton County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document - Benton County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/26/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Washington and Benton County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Cover Sheet (Benton County Document)


Excise Tax Affidavit - Supplemental Statement (Benton County Document)


Excise Tax - Change in Controlling Interest Form (Benton County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Benton County Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - single form (Benton County Document)


Emergency Non-standard Cover Sheet (Benton County Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (Benton County Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - multiples & instructions (Benton County Document)


Jurat (Benton County Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - mobile home (Benton County Document)


Statutory List of Exemptions (Benton County Document)


WA State Cover Page (Washington Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - single location form (Washington Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - multiple locations (Washington Document)


Excise Tax - Change in Controlling Interest Form (Washington Document)


Statutory List of Exemptions (Washington Document)


Excise Tax Affidavit - Supplemental Statement (Washington Document)


Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit - mobile home (Washington Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Washington Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (Washington Document)


Jurat (Washington Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by Washington or Benton County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Benton County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Benton County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Can the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant forms be re-used?
    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Benton County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Benton County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Benton County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Benton County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • Do I have to enter all of my property information online?
    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
  • Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?
    • Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.
  • Do I need any special software to use these forms?
    • You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Forms:

  • Benton County

Including:

  • Benton City
  • Kennewick
  • Paterson
  • Plymouth
  • Prosser
  • Richland
  • West Richland

What is the Washington Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant?

Removing a Deceased Joint Tenant from a Washington Real Estate Title

Washington's statutes define joint tenancy at RCW 64.28.010. This law states that "joint tenancy with right of survivorship permits property to pass to the survivor without the cost or delay of probate proceedings." Property titled this way is not passed in a will; instead, a deceased joint tenant's share is distributed equally amongst the survivors as a function of law until only one person holds the property in sole ownership.

While technically accurate, this description oversimplifies the situation. What happens when it's time to sell the property? Unless the local recording office cross-references death notices with real estate records, the deceased owner's name remains on the title. This inaccuracy can create confusion during a title search and slow down the transfer process. In addition, outdated information might interfere with property tax billing, possibly leading to fees and/or penalties.

The surviving owner(s) can prevent these potential issues with a simple step: when one joint tenant dies, the other(s) execute and record an affidavit of facts as to death with the local recording office. It is possible to address this at the time of sale, but it makes sense to handle it within a short time after the owner's death. This action keeps property records up-to-date, verifies interests and rights to the title, and ensures smoother transfers in the future.

Each circumstance is unique, so please contact an attorney with questions or for complex situations.

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