Section 506: Assignments occurring when there is a co-ownership transaction
1994.This section introduces the term “co-ownership transaction” to describe a transaction to which section 505 applies. It is based on section 546A of ICTA.
1995.Subsections (2) to (4) define the deemed assignment for the particular permutation of before and after ownership described in each. They should be construed in the light of subsections (5) and (6), which substitute ownership in equal shares (so that each owner is treated as having a distinct share) for joint ownership (where all owners have an interest in all rights attached to the share).
1996.Subsections (2) and (4) deal with the reduction in a person’s share in the rights under the policy or contract. Subsection (3) deals with the complete disposal of a person’s share in the rights.