§ 55-20.1. Joint ownership in real and personal property.
Any persons may own real or personal property as joint tenants with or without a right of survivorship. When any person causes any real or personal property, or any written memorial of a chose in action, to be titled, registered, or endorsed in the name of two or more persons "jointly," as "joint tenants," in a "joint tenancy," or other similar language, such persons shall own the property in a joint tenancy without survivorship as provided in § 55-20. If, in addition, the expression "with survivorship," or any equivalent language, is employed in such titling, registering or endorsing, it shall be presumed that such persons are intended to own the property as joint tenants with the right of survivorship as at common law. This section is not applicable to multiple party accounts under Article 2 (§ 6.2-604 et seq.) of Chapter 6 of Title 6.2, or to any other matter specifically governed by another provision of this code.
1999, c. 196; 2000, c. 331; 2001, c. 718.