When there is more than one person buying a property the title can be held in one of two ways.
JOINT TENANTS, means that each person owns the property jointly and on the death of one of them the property automatically passes to the remaining joint tenant or tenants. There can be more than two persons holding the property in this manner.
TENANTS IN COMMON, means that each person owns a share in the property and on the death of one party that share passes to whoever inherits their estate. The property can be held in equal shares or in whatever shares the owners wish to hold title. There can be two or more persons holding the property in this manner. If more than one couple purchase a property each couple can hold shares in equal or unequal shares and at the same time purchase their own share as joint tenants.