Good news for the surviving spouses who owned houses in Philadelphia with their now deceased spouses either Jointly with a Right of Survivorship or as Tenants in the Entireties (Tenancy by the Entirety). Until recently to file a quitclaim deed placing the house into the surviving spouse’s name it was necessary to pay a $230.00 filing fee to Philadelphia. Compared to other counties, such as Montgomery County or Bucks County, this fee was rather steep. Now Bill No. 110206 reduces that fee.