Harris v Goddard 
- A marriage broke down and the wife gave notice (a prayer of petition) that she wanted the matrimonial property to be adjusted
- The husband shortly after died, and the husband’s estate claimed that the joint tenancy had been severed such that it had not become fully vested in the wife
- Could a prayer of peition sever a joint tenancy?
- It had no immediate effect, as required by s 36(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925; it merely put parties on notice that action would be taken in the future
Posted in Land Law Revision Notes.
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