Unity of Title Law & Legal Definition


Unity of title is a term used in relation to joint ownership of property. Unity of title means that all owners must receive their interest/title through the same event or from the same source. It is one of the requirements needed to determine that a joint tenancy exists. Other unities required to find joint tenancy are unity of time, meaning that all tenants must receive their interests in the land at the same time, unity of interest, in which all the joint tenants have equal undivided interests/shares in the land that is jointly held, and unity of possession, meaning that each joint tenant or owner has “the right to possess the whole".