Title 34
Property

Chapter 11
Form and Effect of Conveyances

R.I. Gen. Laws 34-11-3



 34-11-3.  Creation of co-tenancies by deed — Conveyances between husband and wife.


(a) In deeds hereafter made, lands, tenements and hereditaments, or a thing in action, may be conveyed by a person to him or herself jointly with another person by the like means by which it might be conveyed by him or her to another person; and may in like manner, be conveyed by a husband to his wife and by a wife to her husband, alone or jointly with another person; and may also in like manner, be conveyed by a husband to himself and to his wife and by a wife to herself and to her husband as tenants by the entirety; and may also in like manner be conveyed by co-tenants to any one of the co-tenants.

(b) A husband and his wife or any two (2) or more persons may convey real estate or interests therein to themselves as co-tenants under any tenancy allowable between them by law. This subsection shall not be construed so as to invalidate any deed of real estate or interest therein heretofore given by a husband and his wife or any two (2) or more persons to themselves as co-tenants under any tenancy allowable between them by law.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 202, 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 253, 20; G.L. 1923, ch. 297, 20; G.L. 1938, ch. 435, 17; P.L. 1947, ch. 1915, 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3616, 1; G.L. 1956, 34-11-3; P.L. 1990, ch. 506, 1.