Q: I have been in a long-term relationship with my partner for 27 years, and we own our home together as joint tenants. If he dies, will my property taxes get reassessed?

by | Jan 11, 2023 | Q&A |

A: Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Because you are not legally married, when one of you dies, even though the survivor will own the entire property, the County Assessor will levy a 50% reassessment of your property taxes as a result of the transfer of 50% of the property to a non-exempt individual (for example, a non-spouse or a non-qualifying child).