You have seen these pretty “old school” words on your quitclaim deed to your house in California – “as tenants in common” and “as joint tenants”. What does this mean? Which one is better? When a group of people shares ownership of a home, each one of those people owns a share of the property. Joint tenancy with right of survivorship and tenants in common are the two most common ways to hold title to your property. Joint tenancy is similar to tenants in common because they each share the right of possession. This means that anyone listed on the.