An entire property, jointly owned, cannot be sold without the consent of all owners.
However, under the State laws of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, an individual
who owns real property as a joint tenant or tenant-in-common, can legally sell his
or her ownership interest in a property without the consent of the other owner(s).
Therefore, the wishes of other owners do not constitute a legally binding impediment
to the disposal of their interest in the resource. In these situations, the equity
value of the property is divided by the number of owners in proportion to their ownership
interest. That amount is considered a countable resource to the co-owner. For "home
property" see section C below.
If the deed provides a restriction on disposition, send a copy of the deed to the
SSI policy staff in the Regional Office, RSI/SSI Team, for possible referral to the
Office of General Counsel for an opinion on the validity of such restriction.