If a title to lands is in the name of two or more people jointly (as joint tenants) a survivorship request may be filed at land titles. This is done using the Request/Transmission form. In addition to this form, land titles will require the original or a notarial copy of the death certificate from the Vital Statistics Agency and the title (duplicate certificate of title) if it is not already on file at land titles.
While no appointment is necessary we do encourage you to make one. See question 2.3 for information on making an appointment.
If the title is not held jointly then you will have to probate the deceased person’s estate, and then deal with the land in the same manner as any other asset of their estate. It is suggested you contact a lawyer to assist you with the estate documentation that may be required.